The Chatsbury/Bungonia Bushfire of 1965 was a series of devastating bushfires that raged from 5th through 14 March 1965 (1) and destroyed the Southern Highlands, New South Wales villages of Tallong and Wingello as well as most of the surrounding orchards. Three people were killed.
28 homes were destroyed in Tallong, 31 in Wingello (2). The fire was eventually stopped (or burnt out) near Nowra on the South Coast.
- NSW Rural Fire Service: A Brief History of Bushfire
- (1) From a presentation given by the NSW Fire Service on 25 March 2006 at a seminar in the Tallong Village Hall
- (2) Ibid; Same source as immediately above.
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