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Commemorative exhibition needs fire photos
Fire devastated Wallcliffe House.

Photos of last year’s Margaret River bushfire are being sought for a commemorative exhibition starting in November.

The Bushfire Recovery Working Group is on the hunt for images taken during and immediately after the fire and other illustrating the healing and recovery from the blaze for the showing dubbed Facing Fire: A Year to Remember.

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River bushfire recovery officer Gemma Mincherton said the aim of the exhibition, to be held at the Community Resource Centre for two months, was to “acknowledge the challenges faced by the community over the past year and recognise who worked to protect the community”.

“Everyone is invited to submit images for consideration – children’s pictures are welcome, as are those taken with mobile phones, by photo enthusiasts or professional photographers,” Ms Mincherton said.

Shire president Ray Colyer said the photo showing would provide insight to the varied perspectives and experiences of the blaze by community members.

“The exhibition also provides an opportunity for people to come together and share their stories and experiences,” he said.

The most popular exhibited photo will receive a People’s Choice award prize of $500.

For more information contact Gemma Mincherton on 9780 5269.

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