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A firefighter gives water to a koala duringforest fires of 2009 in Australia. Image by Mark Pardew / Reuters

Hand-crafted wooden figures at Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden . Marysville Victoria Australia. Sadly these were destroyed in terrible bushfires

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Firemen fleeing Black Saturday bushfires in the Bunyip State Forrest, West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

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Having a cool-down. Early in 2009, in the weeks before the tragedy that was the Black Saturday bushfires, a heat wave hovered over Australia. Far from being asleep in the trees all day koalas went looking for water. Background temperatures reached 46 degrees Celsius (115 °F) Australia

THE IMPACT OF BUSHFIRE ON FAUNA. A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009. Look at what is required for animals to survive bushfires and explain to the children that like us koala and all fauna need water. Australia's fauna are just as scared about bushfires as humans. See if the children can identify what is required to survive a bushfire. (MJ)

"I love that the man fighting the bushfire is helping the animals, but I especially love that they are holding hands."

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Bush fire Australia. When it's like this, you pray like hell!

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A firefighter gives water to a koala in the midst of the Black Saturday bush fires in Victoria, Australia in 2009

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This stunning Australian house is called Callignee II and has been featured on the TV show Grand Designs Australia. The original home, Callignee I, took owner Chris two years to build. Sadly within a week of completion it was destroyed in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. The new home cleverly combines both new materials and materials salvaged from the fire. You can view the CAD plans and take a tour of the home here: <a…

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Black Saturday Bushfires 1st Anniversary... Then and Now - YouTube

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