Looking for a particular post-bushfire inquiry or review? The NSW RFS Library updates regularly their webpage Bush Fire Post Event Reviews and Inquiries with new publications and websites from across all states and territories in Australia. Most documents are available online and available to download.
Click here to browse the collection of inquiries and reviews beginning with the 1939 Victorian Royal Commission report through to current 2019-2020 national and state bushfire inquiry websites.
The NSW Rural Fire Service, with the National Library of Australia, has digitised the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. The digitised collection also includes the Sitrep bulletin (a joint publication that incorporated both our Bush Fire Bulletin and the SES Bulletin) from 1976 to 1978.
This historical archived collection is available online in Trove.
Browse the collection.
Bush Fire Bulletin (1952 – 1975) Browse the collection online here
Sitrep (1976 – 1978) Browse the collection online here
Bush Fire Bulletin (1978 – 2017) Browse the collection online here
Search the collection.
If you are looking for articles on a particular topic, e.g. the town of Merriwa, you can easily search the whole Bulletin collection in Trove.
Open the Trove search box using this link. The search box is pre-filled with the Bulletin catalogue items. There are over 6000 articles.
In the search box (after the Bulletin Catalogue items), type in AND followed by your keyword(s) e.g. AND Merriwa
Click on the search icon. The resulting articles will be listed. Please contact the library if you need any assistance.
The NSW Rural Fire Service Library is closed temporarily to public visitors from today, 17th March 2020, to try to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus within the community.
At present the library is still open for answering information queries, providing journal articles and reports from our collection, and sending out loans via the postal system to our many members.
Members can also access our eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines online – just ask your NSW RFS librarian how.