In Response to: Tathra Bush Fires
Location: Tathra, NSW
Active: Mar 22, 2018 to Apr 13, 2018
ObjectiveOn the 18 March 2018, a bushfire began in the locality of Reedy Swamp, near Tarraganda, which spread east towards Tathra destroying homes and blocking one of only two roads out of the town. By the morning of 19 March up to 70 buildings were believed to have been lost, and more than 200 people sought shelter at the Bega evacuation centre. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) confirmed that 69 homes were destroyed and 39 were damaged.
With the level of destruction seen to this community Team Rubicon Australia supported the recovery efforts in Tathra, by assisting residents to identify and locate items in damaged/destroyed properties, conducting expedient home repair and working on debris management.
See the FLIKR photo gallery of Operation Dawes.
News / Press
When the bushfire forced Catherine Tetley and husband Donald to evacuate their Tathra unit on Sunday, March 18, they left behind a home filled with generations of family memories. The Tetley’s Read More »
They were formed in the wake of the devastation caused by Cyclone Debbie in 2017, and now they are helping with the cleanup process following the recent bushfire. Team Rubicon consists of military v Read More »