In 1944, Victoria had a terrible bushfire season. While five years earlier, the 1939 bushfires were more deadly and burnt 10% of the land in Victoria. A Royal Commission had occurred. The same Justice was sent for a Royal Commission into Yallourn seeing how the State Electricity Commission had protected the assets and town. Even though other areas were worse hit and the higher number of lives lost.
The 1944 Royal Commission is a fascinating independent look at the township of Yallourn before living memory. It is quite a long episode for patrons only. 1944 Royal Commission was instrumental in creating the CFA as it is known today bringing together several different independent fire fighting organisations.
But as always the people are the focus of the story and this episode is no different.
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