Remembering the 1965 Bushfires by Peter McHugh was launched at the Valencia Creek Hall on 1st March 2020. Click on the image below to open a copy. You can also download it from Peter’s Forestry Heritage website https://www.victoriasforestryheritage.org.au where you’ll find it amongst at wealth of other information at the General Publications section of the Resources page.
Hail and Farewell – An Evocation of Gippsland is an autobiographical book about Eagle’s 12 years as a teacher in Gippsland. The names of many local characters were thinly disguised. Pages 146-150 give an account of the 1965 fires, primarily as they were experienced by the people of Bairnsdale. Click on the image below to read the book.