Aussie fires leave trail of death and despair for farming family

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Aussie fires leave trail of death and despair for farming family

Two dairy and cattle farmers lost their father and brother to the blaze, which laid waste to a lifetime's work

Martin Petty

There is little that Australia’s deadly bushfires didn’t take from dairy and cattle farmers Tim and Warren Stalway.

For nearly two days over New Year the brothers battled fierce blazes that tore through the family’s farms, the flames igniting on numerous fronts and wiping out almost everything in their path.

The pair’s father, Robert, and brother, Patrick, died trying to defend their properties. All the family farms were burned to ashes and debris, and hundreds of cattle killed...

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