From the Embers 2: Phoenix - The House on the Hill - Ep 2

Amy Leiper, 8th June 2022

Residents in Lobethal fled their homes for safety in December 2019, as the Cudlee Creek fire destroyed 85 homes in over 10 days. As the recovery rolled-out, the pandemic crept in - isolating people and leaving those who’d lost their homes feeling isolated and forgotten. 

From the Embers, Season 2 Episode 2 Guests:

  • Belinda Broughton
  • Hana Broughton
  • Evan Edwards
  • Nicole McIntosh

From the Embers, Season 2 Episode 2 Credits:

  • Producer Lisa Burns
  • Executive producer and presenter Sarah Mashman
  • Engineer Tegan Nichols
  • Theme composer Oliver Beard
  • Management: Abe Killian and Sime Knezevic

'The House on the Hill' was made on the unceded lands of the Kaurna people and the Peramangk people and the muwinina people from Country around nipaluna.

From the Embers Season 2: Phoenix is supported by The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and IdeasThe Paul Ramsay FoundationMonash University’s Fire to Flourish program and The Minderoo Foundation Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative and broadcast across Australia via the Community Radio Network, and available to listen on Community Radio Plus.

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