Residents of Rosedale, 18km south of Bateman's Bay, were forced to flee on New Year's Eve, hours before a massive fire engulfed the town. Photos taken on Friday show areas of the small coastal town that have been completely wiped out, with properties suffering extensive damage to their roofs and windows, while others were flattened to a pile of debris. The Rural Fire Service said earlier this week at least homes had been lost across the state, including 40 at Malua Bay and 15 at Rosedale. Vehicles that were left behind as residents fled the inferno were reduced to a pile of metal with the tires melted off. Harrowing photos also show devastation to wildlife, including scorched kangaroos who were burnt to death as they tried to escape the blaze. Relief: A severely burned kangaroo gets a cold shower from a boy with a watering can after terrible fires on the New South Wales south coast.
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A positive look at wool industry
Posted February 08, A cheeky shearing shed snap that became a viral trump card for the Australian wool industry, and made a cult hero out of a local shearer, has proved a winner for a South Australian rural photographer. When a shearer nicknamed Telf stripped off during shearing time on her family's Furner property in recent years, photographer Jacqui Bateman grabbed her camera and immortalised the moment.
ON A Friday afternoon, Daniel Telfer made his workmates roar with laughter by shearing a sheep in nothing but his boots. It was a moment photographer Jacqui Bateman, who owned the sheep Mr Telfer was shearing, will never forget. This week PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals launched its latest advertising campaign protesting against the wool industry by showing model Joanna Krupa standing naked while holding a fake lamb drenched in blood and cuts. The image was branded with the words, "Wool: The Naked Truth - There is nothing warm and cuddly about wool". A call was put out on social media to post good shearing photos, and soon enough news feeds were flooded with true reflections of the wool industry. Mrs Bateman, who still had her photo of Mr Telfer on file, decided to rebut Peta's campaign with a tongue-in-cheek approach. You are not going to get people to listen to you if you do it like that," she said. The post has now been viewed by more than a million people on Facebook. And I raise you, one naked gun shearer and a real sheep.