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Drought is a trauma that infects the blood

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On Christmas Day, 2015 a friend was witnessing one of the most traumatic events of their life unfold on television.

Their house in Wye River, on the Great Ocean Road was caught up in a devastating bushfire and completely destroyed, along with about 100 others. Fortunately, there was no loss of life.

It wasn't just the loss of the house that was so painful but also the natural environment.

One of the things they still miss acutely is a nature diary in which the family recorded sightings over the years. That went up in smoke along with all the memories.

Bushfire is an acute traumatic........

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