Western grazier fights back after fire

Photo: The Land. Resilience survives among the embers MANY producers are still recovering eight months on from the devastating Sir Ivan fire which swept through the Dunedoo district, destroying more than 5000 head of stock and 35 homes. Cassilis cattle and sheep farmer Paula Palmer remained at her Vinegaroy Road property Wongalea Cassilis during one of the worst fires in the district’s history, braving the intense heat in order to save her holdings. “It was the most horrific thing I’ve ever been through,” Paula said. “The temperature, the roar of the flames - I can’t believe nobody was was killed. It was so quick.” The third generation producer runs Simmental/Angus-cross stud Wondoola with h

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