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The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday, 7 February 2009 and were Australia's all-time worst bushfire disasters. [1]

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ABC Local Radio

ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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ABC News (Australia)

ABC News is a national news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Armstrong Creek, Victoria

Armstrong Creek is a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

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Arson

Arson is a crime of intentionally, deliberately and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, abandoned homes, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage or enjoy the act.

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Arthurs Creek, Victoria

Arthurs Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 33 kilometres north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.

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Ash Wednesday bushfires

The Ash Wednesday bushfires, known in South Australia as Ash Wednesday II, were a series of bushfires that occurred in south-eastern Australia on 16 February 1983, which was Ash Wednesday in the Christian calendar.

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Atmospheric pressure

Atmospheric pressure, sometimes also called barometric pressure, is the pressure within the atmosphere of Earth (or that of another planet).

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Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.

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AusNet Services

AusNet Services (previously SP AusNet) is an Australian energy company, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

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Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC), is the peak body responsible for representing fire, emergency services and land management agencies in the Australasian region.

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Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.

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Baynton, Victoria

Baynton is a small rural community in central Victoria, Australia.

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Beechworth

Beechworth is a well-preserved historical town located in the north-east of Victoria, Australia, famous for its major growth during the gold rush days of the mid-1850s.

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Beechworth Correctional Centre

The Beechworth Correctional Centre is a minimum security prison, located in Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.

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Belgrave railway line

The Belgrave railway line is a broad-gauge electric suburban railway in Melbourne, Australia.

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Belgrave, Victoria

Belgrave is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 35 km east of Melbourne's central business district.

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Bendigo

Bendigo is a city in Victoria, Australia, located very close to the geographical centre of the state and approximately north west of the state capital, Melbourne.

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Black Friday bushfires

The Black Friday bushfires of 13 January 1939, in Victoria, Australia, were among the worst natural bushfires (wildfires) in the world.

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Brian Naylor (broadcaster)

Brian Naylor (21 January 19317 February 2009) was an Australian television broadcaster and presenter, best known for his longstanding stint as chief news presenter at GTV-9 from 1978 to 1998 and his sign-off line, "May your news be good news, and good-night.".

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Broadford, Victoria

Broadford is a small town in central Victoria, Australia.

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Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park is a state park east of Melbourne, near the town of Gembrook, in the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range within the Australian state of Victoria.

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Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is an Executive Agency of the Australian Government responsible for providing weather services to Australia and surrounding areas.

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Bushfires in Australia

Bushfires are frequent events during the warmer months of the year, due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate.

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Buxton, Victoria

Buxton is a small town north-east of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria.

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Callignee, Victoria

Callignee is a locality in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

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Cambarville, Victoria

Cambarville is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia.

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Camperdown, Victoria

Camperdown is a historically significant rural town in southwestern Victoria, Australia, west of the state capital, Melbourne.

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Central Gippsland

The area known as Central Gippsland, also termed North Gippsland, is a region of Gippsland in Victoria, Australia, roughly corresponding to Shire of Wellington.

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Child pornography

Child pornography is pornography that exploits children for sexual stimulation.

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Chile

Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Christine Nixon

Christine Nixon APM (born 11 June 1953) is an Australian former police officer who was the chief commissioner of Victoria Police from 23 April 2001 to 27 February 2009, being the first female chief commissioner in any Australian state police force.

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Chum Creek, Victoria

Chum Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 50 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district.

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Churchill, Victoria

Churchill is a town in the Latrobe Valley, located in central Gippsland in the east of Victoria, Australia.

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Cigarette filter

A cigarette filter is a component of a cigarette, along with cigarette paper, capsules and adhesives.

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City of Manningham

The City of Mannmingham is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is divided into 12 suburbs, with the largest being Doncaster and Doncaster East.

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City of Maroondah

The City of Maroondah is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

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City of Yarra

The City of Yarra is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the inner eastern and northern suburbs of Melbourne.

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Class action

A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.

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Clonbinane

Clonbinane is a sparse pastoral community in the Australian state of Victoria.

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Coleraine, Victoria

Coleraine is a town in Victoria, Australia on the Glenelg Highway, west of the state capital, Melbourne and north-west of Hamilton in the Shire of Southern Grampians local government area.

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Committal procedure

In law, a committal procedure is the process by which a defendant is charged with a serious offence under the criminal justice systems of all common law jurisdictions except the United States.

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Controlled burn

A controlled or prescribed burn, also known as hazard reduction burning, backfire, swailing, or a burn-off, is a wildfire set intentionally for purposes of forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement.

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Country Fire Authority

Country Fire Authority, or CFA, is a fire service in Victoria, Australia, with other fire services being Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB).

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Crikey

Crikey is an Australian electronic magazine comprising a website and email newsletter available to subscribers.

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Crime scene

A crime scene is any location that may be associated with a committed crime.

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Dandenong Ranges

The Dandenong Ranges (commonly just The Dandenongs) are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Daylesford, Victoria

Daylesford is a spa town located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, within the Shire of Hepburn, Victoria, Australia, approximately 108 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.

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Dederang, Victoria

Dederang is a town in north east Victoria.

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Department of Sustainability and Environment

The Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) was a state government department that managed water resources, climate change, bushfires, public land, forests and eco systems in the state of Victoria, Australia.

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Dimboola

Dimboola is a town in the Shire of Hindmarsh in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia, 334 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.

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Drainage basin

A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.

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Drouin, Victoria

Drouin is a town in the West Gippsland region, east of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria.

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Eaglehawk, Victoria

Eaglehawk is a former gold-mining town in Victoria, Australia and a suburb within the City of Greater Bendigo.

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Early 2009 southeastern Australia heat wave

The early 2009 southeastern Australia heat wave was a heat wave that commenced in late January and led to record-breaking prolonged high temperatures in the region.

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Electric utility

An electric utility is a company in the electric power industry (often a public utility) that engages in electricity generation and distribution of electricity for sale generally in a regulated market.

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Ember

An ember is a glowing, hot coal made of greatly heated wood, coal, or other carbon-based material that remain after, or sometimes precede, a fire.

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Eskdale, Victoria

Eskdale is a small town near the major regional centre of Albury-Wodonga, in Victoria's north.

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Extreme weather

Extreme weather includes unexpected, unusual, unpredictable, severe or unseasonal weather; weather at the extremes of the historical distribution—the range that has been seen in the past.

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Facebook

Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.

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Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media Limited (formerly John Fairfax and Sons) is one of the largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, with investments in newspaper, magazines, radio and digital properties.

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Fauna of Australia

The fauna of Australia consists of a huge variety of animals; some 83% of mammals, 89% of reptiles, 24% of fish and insects and 93% of amphibians that inhabit the continent are endemic to Australia.

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Fire ecology

Fire ecology is a scientific discipline concerned with natural processes involving fire in an ecosystem and the ecological effects, the interactions between fire and the abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem, and the role of fire as an ecosystem process.

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Flammagenitus (cloud)

A flammagenitus, also known as a pyrocumulus cloud or fire cloud, is a dense cumuliform cloud associated with fire or volcanic eruptions that may produce dry lightning (lightning without rain).

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Flowerdale, Victoria

Flowerdale is a town in Victoria, Australia.

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French Island (Victoria)

French Island is the largest coastal island of Victoria, Australia, located in Western Port, southeast of Melbourne.

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Gag order

A gag order (also known as a gagging order or suppression order) is an order, typically a legal order by a court or government, restricting information or comment from being made public or passed onto any unauthorized third party.

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Geelong

Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia.Geelong is south-west of the state capital, Melbourne.

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Gilmore, Australian Capital Territory

Gilmore is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong.

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Gormandale, Victoria

Gormandale is a small town in eastern Victoria, Australia.

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Government of Victoria

The Government of Victoria is the executive administrative authority of the Australian state of Victoria.

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Great Otway National Park

The Great Otway National Park, located in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia.

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Greece

No description.

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Gundowring

Gundowring is a locality in north east Victoria, Australia.

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Haven, Victoria

Haven is a town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia about 5 km from Horsham.

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Hay

Hay is grass, legumes, or other herbaceous plants that have been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for grazing animals such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep.

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Healesville, Victoria

Healesville is a town in Victoria, Australia, 52 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district.

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Heathcote Junction, Victoria

Heathcote Junction is a town in Victoria, Australia.

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Herald Sun

The Herald Sun is a morning newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, itself a subsidiary of News Corp. The Herald Sun primarily serves Victoria and shares many articles with other News Corporation daily newspapers, especially those from Australia. It is also available for purchase in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and border regions of South Australia and southern New South Wales such as the Riverina and NSW South Coast, and is available digitally through its website and apps. In March 2009, the paper had a daily circulation of 530,000 from Monday to Friday.

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Horsham

Horsham is a market town on the upper reaches of the River Arun on the fringe of the Weald in West Sussex, England.

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Horsham, Victoria

Horsham (locally) is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia.

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Hume Highway

The Hume Highway, inclusive of the sections now known as the Hume Freeway and Hume Motorway, is one of Australia's major inter-city national highways, running for between Melbourne in the southwest and Sydney in the northeast.

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Humevale, Victoria

Humevale is a rural locality in Victoria, Australia between Whittlesea and Kinglake West, about north-north-east of Melbourne, within the City of Whittlesea.

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Hyland Highway

The Hyland Highway (formerly the Hyland Way) is a road connecting the towns of Traralgon and Yarram in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

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Indonesia

Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.

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Jeeralang, Victoria

Jeeralang is a locality in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

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Jindivick

Jindivick is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Jacksons Track, in the Shire of Baw Baw.

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John Brumby

John Mansfield Brumby (born 21 April 1953), is a former Victorian Labor Party politician who was Premier of Victoria from 2007 to 2010.

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Kancoona, Victoria

Kancoona is a locality in northeast Victoria, Australia in the Kiewa Valley, northeast of the state capital, Melbourne.

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Kangaroo

The kangaroo is a marsupial from the family Macropodidae (macropods, meaning "large foot").

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Kangaroo Flat, Victoria

Kangaroo Flat is a suburb of the Greater City of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia.

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Kergunyah

Kergunyah is a locality in north eastern Victoria.

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Kevin Rudd

Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957) is a former Australian politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from December 2007 to June 2010 and again from June to September 2013.

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Kiewa River

Kiewa River, a perennial river that is part of the Murray catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Alpine bioregion, in the Australian state of Victoria.

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Kilmore East, Victoria

Kilmore East is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria, 90 kilometres north of Melbourne.

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Kinglake National Park

The Kinglake National Park is a national park in Central Victoria, Australia.

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Kinglake West, Victoria

Kinglake West is a town in central Victoria, Australia.

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Kinglake, Victoria

Kinglake is a town in Victoria, Australia, 46 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.

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Koetong

Koetong is a locality in north-east Victoria, Australia.

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Kyneton

Kyneton is a town in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia.

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Labertouche, Victoria

Labertouche is a town in Victoria, Australia, located on Jacksons Track, in the Shire of Baw Baw.

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Landscape

A landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.

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Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley is an inland geographical district and urban area of the Gippsland region in the state of Victoria, Australia.

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Leadbeater's possum

The Leadbeater's possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) is a critically endangered possum largely restricted to small pockets of alpine ash, mountain ash, and snow gum forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, north-east of Melbourne.

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Lightning

Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs typically during a thunderstorm.

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List of California wildfires

California has dry, windy, and often hot weather conditions from late spring through autumn that can produce moderate to devastating wildfires.

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List of disasters in Australia by death toll

This is a list of disasters and tragic events in modern Australia sorted by death toll.

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Long Gully, Victoria

Long Gully is a suburb of the regional city of Bendigo in Victoria, Australia north-west of the Bendigo central business district.

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Longwarry, Victoria

Longwarry is a town in Victoria, Australia, south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shires of Baw Baw and Cardinia local government areas.

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Looting

Looting, also referred to as sacking, ransacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging, is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe, such as war, natural disaster (where law and civil enforcement are temporarily ineffective), or rioting.

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Loy Yang Power Station

The Loy Yang Power Station is a brown coal-fired thermal power station located on the outskirts of the city of Traralgon, in south-eastern Victoria, Australia.

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Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The Magistrates' Court of Victoria is the lowest court in the Victorian court system, with the County Court of Victoria and the Supreme Court of Victoria respectively judicially higher.

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Maroondah Dam

The Maroondah Dam is a rock foundation concrete gravity dam with an uncontrolled rock chute spillway across the Watts River, located in the Central region of the Australian state of Victoria.

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Marysville, Victoria

Marysville is a small town, 34 kilometres north-east of Healesville and 41 kilometres south of Alexandra, in the Shire of Murrindindi in Victoria, Australia.

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Maurice Blackburn (law firm)

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, (formerly Maurice Blackburn & Co and Maurice Blackburn Cashman), was founded in 1919 by Maurice Blackburn.

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McArthur Forest Fire Danger Index

The McArthur Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI) was developed in the 1960s by CSIRO scientist A. G. McArthur to measure the degree of danger of fire in Australian forests.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water is a government owned statutory authority that controls much of the water system in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia including the reservoirs, and the sewerage and drainage system that services the city.

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Monash University

Monash University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia.

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Monsoon trough

The monsoon trough is a portion of the Intertropical Convergence Zone,Bin Wang.

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Mount Despair (Victoria)

Mount Despair is a mountain, part of the Cobbler Plateau, that is located in the Alpine Shire within the Alpine National Park in the alpine region of Victoria, Australia.

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Mudgegonga, Victoria

Mudgegonga is a locality in northeast Victoria, Australia.

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Murrindindi, Victoria

Murrindindi is a locality along the valley of the Murrundindi River in Victoria, in eastern Australia in the Murrindindi local government area.

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Musk, Victoria

Musk is a locality in central Victoria, Australia in the Hepburn Shire local government area, north-west of the state capital, Melbourne.

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Myrtleford

Myrtleford is a town in northeast Victoria, Australia, 280 km northeast of Melbourne and 46 km southeast of Wangaratta.

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Myspace

Myspace (stylized as MySpace) is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos.

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Narbethong, Victoria

Narbethong is a town in central Victoria, Australia.

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Narre Warren North, Victoria

Narre Warren North is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.

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Narre Warren South, Victoria

Narre Warren South is an outer suburb south east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 40 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district.

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Narre Warren, Victoria

Narre Warren is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 35 km southeast of Melbourne's central business district in the local government area of the City of Casey.

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Negligence

Negligence (Lat. negligentia) is a failure to exercise appropriate and or ethical ruled care expected to be exercised amongst specified circumstances.

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New South Wales Rural Fire Service

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is a volunteer-based firefighting agency and statutory body of the Government of New South Wales.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited) is one of Australia's largest media companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists.

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Nine Network

The Nine Network (commonly known as Channel Nine or simply Nine) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network, that is a division of Nine Entertainment Co. with headquarters in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia.

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Nine.com.au

Nine.com.au (formerly Ninemsn) is an Australian website owned by Mi9, a subsidiary of Nine Entertainment Co., in partnership with Microsoft.

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North West Australia

The North West, North West Coast, North Western Australia and North West Australia, are usually informal names for the northern regions of the State of Western Australia.

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Northern Australia

The term Northern Australia includes Queensland and the Northern Territory (NT).

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O'Shannassy Reservoir

The O'Shannassy Reservoir is an Australian man-made water supply dammed reservoir.

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October 2007 California wildfires

The October 2007 California wildfires, also known as the Fall 2007 California firestorm, were a series of about thirty wildfires (17 of which became major wildfires) that began igniting across Southern California on October 20.

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October 2017 Northern California wildfires

The October 2017 Northern California wildfires, also known as the Northern California firestorm, were a series of 250 wildfires that started burning across the state of California, United States, beginning in early October.

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Open-pit mining

Open-pit, open-cast or open cut mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow.

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Overburden

In mining, overburden (also called waste or spoil) is the material that lies above an area that lends itself to economical exploitation, such as the rock, soil, and ecosystem that lies above a coal seam or ore body.

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Pakenham, Victoria

Pakenham is a satellite suburb of Melbourne on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area.

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Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria is a government agency of the state of Victoria, Australia.

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Pasture

Pasture (from the Latin pastus, past participle of pascere, "to feed") is land used for grazing.

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Pat McNamara (Australian politician)

Patrick John McNamara (born Melbourne, 11 August 1949) is a former Australian politician who was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, representing Benalla for the National Party from 1982 to 2000.

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Philippines

The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

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Plantation

A plantation is a large-scale farm that specializes in cash crops.

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Premier of Victoria

The Premier of Victoria is the Head of government in the Australian state of Victoria.

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Princes Highway

The Princes Highway is a major road in Australia, extending from Sydney to Port Augusta via the coast through the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

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Recloser

In electric power distribution, a recloser, or autorecloser, is a circuit breaker equipped with a mechanism that can automatically close the breaker after it has been opened due to a fault.

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Redesdale, Victoria

Redesdale is a town in central Victoria, Australia., north west of the state capital, Melbourne.

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Reg Evans

Reginald Evans (27 March 1928 – 7 February 2009) was a British-born actor active in Australian television, theatre, and cinema from the 1960s.

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Remand (detention)

Remand (also known as pre-trial detention or provisional detention) is the process of detaining a person who has been arrested and charged with a criminal offense until their trial.

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Retrofitting

Retrofitting refers to the addition of new technology or features to older systems.

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Richard Zann

Richard Alexis Zann (1945 – 7 February 2009) was an Australian ornithologist.

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RMIT University

RMIT University (officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, informally RMIT) is an Australian public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Royal Children's Hospital

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) is a major children's hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

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Royal Commission

A Royal Commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies.

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RSPCA Australia

RSPCA Australia (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an Australian peak organisation established in 1981 to promote animal welfare.

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Sam (koala)

Sam (2005-07 – 6 August 2009), also known as Sam the Koala, was a female koala from the forests of Mirboo North, Victoria, Australia.

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Sandy Point, Victoria

Sandy Point is a township in south Gippsland, Victoria near Wilsons Promontory.

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Settlement (litigation)

In law, a settlement is a resolution between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins.

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Seven Network

The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network.

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Seymour, Victoria

Seymour (locally) is a historic railway township located in the Southern end of the Goulburn Valley in the Shire of Mitchell, Victoria, Australia and is located north of Melbourne.

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Silage

Silage is fermented, high-moisture stored fodder which can be fed to cattle, sheep and other such ruminants (cud-chewing animals) or used as a biofuel feedstock for anaerobic digesters.

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Single-wire earth return

Single-wire earth return (SWER) or single-wire ground return is a single-wire transmission line which supplies single-phase electric power from an electrical grid to remote areas at low cost.

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Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Slater and Gordon is a multinational law firm headquartered in Australia employing over 2,500 people worldwide.

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SMS

SMS (short message service) is a text messaging service component of most telephone, internet, and mobile-device systems.

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Social networking service

A social networking service (also social networking site, SNS or social media) is a web application that people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

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Southbank, Victoria

Southbank is an inner urban neighbourhood of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 km south of the Melbourne central business district.

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St Andrews, Victoria

St Andrews is a town in Victoria, Australia, 36 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District.

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Stanley, Victoria

Stanley is a small town approximately from Beechworth in Victoria noted for its apple & nut farms.

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States and territories of Australia

Australia (officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia) is a federation of six states, together with ten federal territories.

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Steels Creek, Victoria

Steels Creek is a town in Victoria, Australia, 45 km north-east of Melbourne's central business district, 7 km north of Yarra Glen.

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Strath Creek, Victoria

Strath Creek is a small town in central Victoria, Australia.

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Strathewen, Victoria

Strathewen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 45 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Nillumbik local government area.

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Strzelecki Ranges

The Strzelecki Ranges, also known as the Strzelecki Hills, is a low mountain range that is part of the Great Dividing Range, located in the West Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

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Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz is a New Zealand news website published by Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian company Fairfax Media Ltd.

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Supreme Court of Victoria

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the superior court for the State of Victoria, Australia.

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Taggerty

Taggerty is a town in central Victoria, Australia.

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Tasman Sea

The Tasman Sea (Māori: Te Tai-o-Rehua) is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand.

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Tasmania

Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.

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The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.

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The Alfred Hospital

The Alfred, also known as Alfred Hospital or The Alfred Hospital, is a major hospital in Melbourne, Victoria.

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The Australian

The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.

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Tonimbuk, Victoria

Tonimbuk is a bounded rural locality in Victoria, Australia, south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area.

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Toolangi, Victoria

Toolangi is a rural township in Victoria, Australia.

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Traralgon

Traralgon is a city located in the east of the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

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Triage

Triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments based on the severity of their condition.

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Tropical cyclone

A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia.

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Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria

Upper Ferntree Gully is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Knox and Shire of Yarra Ranges local government areas.

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Upwey, Victoria

Upwey is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, east from Melbourne's central business district.

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Utility vehicle

A utility vehicle is a vehicle, generally motorized, that is designed to carry out a specific task with more efficacy than a passenger vehicle.

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V/Line

V/Line is a government-owned corporation that operates the regional passenger train and coach services in Victoria, Australia.

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Vicinity Centres

Vicinity Limited, trading as Vicinity Centres (VCX), and previously known as Federation Centres, and Centro Properties Group is an Australian Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company specialising in ownership and management of Australian shopping centres.

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Victoria (Australia)

Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.

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Victoria Police

Victoria Police is the primary law enforcement agency of Victoria, Australia.

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Wandong

Wandong is a town in Victoria, Australia.

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Warburton, Victoria

Warburton is a country town in Victoria, Australia, 72 kilometres east of Melbourne's central business district.

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Warragul

Warragul is a town in Victoria, Australia, east-southeast of Melbourne.

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Warrnambool

Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia.

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Western Highway (Victoria)

The Western Highway is the Victorian part of the principal route linking the Australian cities of Melbourne and Adelaide with a length of approximately of single carriageway then of dual carriageway known as the Western Freeway.

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Whittlesea, Victoria

Whittlesea is a town in Victoria, Australia, north-east from Melbourne's central business district.

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Wilsons Promontory

The Wilsons Promontory, also known by the Aboriginal names Yiruk or Wamoon, is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland, located in the state of Victoria.

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Wimmera Highway

Wimmera Highway is a 345 kilometre highway that connects the towns of Marong, Victoria and Naracoorte, South Australia, through the major junctions of Sunraysia Highway, Henty Highway and Western Highway.

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Wimmera River

The Wimmera River, an inland intermittent river of the Wimmera catchment, is located in the Grampians and Wimmera regions of the Australian state of Victoria.

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Witch Fire

The Witch Fire, also known as the Witch Creek Fire and the Witch–Guejito–Poomacha Complex Fire, was the second-largest wildfire of the 2007 California wildfire season, and the largest one of the October 2007 California wildfires.

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Woodside, Victoria

Woodside is a village in Victoria, Australia.

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Yackandandah

Yackandandah is a small tourist town in northeast Victoria, Australia.

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Yanakie, Victoria

Yanakie is a small, coastal township and district on the Yanakie Isthmus in South Gippsland, in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia.

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Yarra Glen, Victoria

Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district.

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Yarra Ranges Shire

The Shire of Yarra Ranges is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the outer eastern and northeastern suburbs of Melbourne extending into the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

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Yarram, Victoria

Yarram (formerly Yarram Yarram) is in Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Wellington, located in the southeast of Gippsland.

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Yea, Victoria

Yea is a town in Victoria, Australia north-east of Melbourne at the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Melba Highway, in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area.

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1967 Tasmanian fires

The 1967 Tasmanian fires were an Australian natural disaster which occurred on 7 February 1967, an event which came to be known as the Black Tuesday bushfires.

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2008–09 Australian bushfire season

The 2008–09 Australian bushfire season was the Australian bushfire season that ran from late December 2008 to April/May 2009.

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2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission

The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission is an Australian Royal Commission that concluded on 31 July 2010.

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7 July 2005 London bombings

The 7 July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks in London, United Kingdom, which targeted commuters travelling on the city's public transport system during the morning rush hour.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Saturday_bushfires

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