Tidbinbilla Valley “Congwarra”
Friday night 17th January 2003
Late in the evening of the 17th January 2003 a spotfire
was located at the northern end of the Tidbinbilla range.
This fire engulfed thousands of hectares during the evening,
and made a run to the east. Directly in its path was the
property “Congwarra”. Backburns were put in
during the night to protect the homestead.
After burning to the top of the Tidbinbilla
Range, the Bendora Fire spotted into pine forests in the
Oakey Creek area and burnt steadily until 4.00 am, when
freshening north-westerly winds accelerated fire activity. A
combined ACT and NSW taskforce on property protection duties
undertook urgent back burning at "Congwarra"
Photograph © Jeff
Last updated 24 December 2004