Your library has the largest collection of bushfire-related resources in the world, but it also has a wonderful collection of books covering other interests allowing our members to indulge their appetite for reading. To help you pick a book, the library has compiled a number of lists to start you off.
Want a book on adventurers, explorers and voyagers - click here
Any interesting person will do - click here
Love reading to your young children - click here
Reading isn’t for me, but I’ll listen to an audiobook – click here
Please contact the library to borrow books or for instructions to listen to audiobooks
This standard specifies requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas in order to improve their resistance to bushfire attack from burning embers, radiant heat, flame contact and combinations of the three attack forms.
It is available free online in PDF Personal use format until June 2021.
Use this SAI Global link. Select PDF 1 User – the cost is marked as Free. Add to cart and check out as a guest. The PDF link will be sent to your email.
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.
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.