On Sunday afternoon, a bushfire swept through my hometown, devouring houses and bushland.
Tathra residents and most of my family evacuated as the catastrophic fire took hold of the New South Wales coastal town many remembered from their family holidays.
My dad was not one of them.
As he faced a "wall of fire" near our backyard, I was glued to my computer in Tasmania.
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📸: Paul Brunton
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