Official Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub data - 1974/5 bushfire season v current situation
This is the official Australian Disaster Resilience website - a database with a wealth of information about disasters we've faced and overcome.
And this is its entry for the 1974/5 NSW bushfires, where 15% of the entire Australian landmass suffered extensive fire damage.
More than 100 million ha.
Now compare and contrast 1974/5 with this bushfire season (chart courtesy Dr Roy Spencer)
How quickly we forget.