Stories from the bushfire crisis

A new community radio series about the communities devastated by bushfires

Image: Matt Thane

Image: Matt Thane

The 2019–20 Australian summer brought devastating bushfires to communities across the country. Images and stories of smoke-blackened skies, burning homes and injured wildlife were shared on screens and newspaper pages around the world. Many of the affected communities are still recovering — a task made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the Embers is a nine-part radio and podcast series from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA). It tells the gritty, real and hopeful stories of the communities affected by the fires. It takes listeners to the Adelaide Hills, Bairnsdale, Braidwood, Cooma, Kangaroo Island, Mallacoota, Mongarlowe, Moruya and Omeo.

The series was created in partnership with the Judith Neilson Institute and the Paul Ramsay Foundation.

Episodes

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

About the project

From the Embers is a nine-part public radio series by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia that takes listeners to the heart of the communities affected by the deadly 2019–20 bushfires.