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Life after Black Saturday: ‘I sincerely believed I was losing my mind’
As one of the fire chiefs in charge on Black Saturday, Ewan Waller was hit hard by the tragic events that unfolded and says he is yet to fully recover from the emotional toll. He speaks to Jane Cowan in her seven-part series revisiting Victoria’s worst natural disaster.
Ewan Waller yells at the kelpies in the back of the ute as he trundles along the ridge line between his pastures. Every bend bears a memory.
“You’ve got to be careful you don’t become a bore because you’re always talking about things that happened,” he said.
The Wallers go back generations here, in this hill country where Ewan now runs Angus cattle and Merino sheep…
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