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Jacqui Durrant


Dr Jacqui Durrant is a historian and blogger specialising in early gold rush history, Aboriginal/white contact history and environmental history. Her first book, Fire on the Plateau — A History of Fire and its Management in Stanley, which concluded that climate change has dramatically increased the threat of bushfires in the local community, was published by the Stanley Athenaeum in Spring 2019. She lives in Beechworth, North East Victoria.

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