Front_coverFire on the Plateau — A History of Fire and Its Management in Stanley, by Jacqui Durrant, 2019, published by Friends of the Stanley Athenaeum, Stanley. 110 pages. Cover illustrations by Scott Hartvigsen. RRP. $25.00.

From Aboriginal people’s burning practices through to the catastrophic bushfires of 2003 and 2009, Fire on the Plateau brings to vivid life the history of bushfire on the forested plateau of Stanley in Victoria’s north east. Jacqui Durrant’s examination culminates with how the community of Stanley adjusts as their surrounding environment transitions from being historically bushfire-free to becoming one of extreme bushfire risk.

To purchase this book, please contact the Friends of the Stanley Athenaeum, or visit the Stanley Athenaeum, Myrtelford Road, Stanley, Victoria (opens Friday 10am-12midday):
Phone: 0458 606 922 or 0357 286 702 Email:
Books are also on sale at the Stanley Post Office and the Beechworth Information Centre, Ford Street, Beechworth.