"The past is never fully gone. It is absorbed into the present and the future. It stays to shape what we are and what we do."
Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia, Inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture, August 1996.

Firebombing

Firebombing has been an important wildfire suppression technique in forest fire fighting in Victoria since 1967.
This introductory article comes from a 1987 paper by  Athol Hodgson for The Fireman.
The complete paper is available here, and extracts from the article are provided below.

This article is still being developed - gallery photos extend past early firebombing operations and need context to go with them. Galleries need consolidation.