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May 4, 2020 27 min
Early in the bushfire season, the town of Mongarlowe was encircled by flames and cut off from outside support.  The town was facing encroaching fires so vast and severe, that in any other circumstance support teams of extra fire trucks and crews, emergency services and much more would have been sent to aid the town - but in this season of fires, there was no extra support to give. So the town spawned a grassroots firefighting collective to assist the local Rural Fire Services Brigade - the Mongarlowe Mosquito Army. Guests: James ‘Bolj’ Bakerboljevac Hollie Bakerboljevac Paul Bott Rowena Hall Credits: Producer - Alice Ansara Executive Producer and Sound Design - Sarah Mashman Production Management Team - Vicky Rouse and Abe Killian Engineering - Tegan Nichols Script Consultation - Zoe Ferguson Theme - Oliver Beard This podcast has been brought to you by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and is supported by The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas and The Paul Ramsay Foundation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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