ONE year ago, Port Macquarie-Hastings was about to face one of its greatest challenges.
Fires burning across the Mid North Coast would converge into an unprecedented storm that would eventually claim lives and destroy property.
Here are 50 images captured by Port News staff and readers of the terrifying, brave and unbelievable moments that were the bushfires of 2019 across Port Macquarie-Hastings.
- The Port Macquarie News will re-visit the extraordinary few weeks in 2019 when the Mid North Coast burned in what has now been coined Black Summer. We will look back at the key moments, the amazing people and inspiring acts of kindness when our communities came together to survive, as well as what we have learned.