Dungog Chronicle

Elderly couple made homeless by Hill End bushfire lose everything

Jay-Anna Sleeman
March 17 2023 - 6:00pm
Lorna and Colin Shapland with their dog Fluffy in a hotel in Mudgee on March 15 after their Hill End home was burned down. Picture by Benjamin Palmer
Lorna and Colin Shapland with their dog Fluffy in a hotel in Mudgee on March 15 after their Hill End home was burned down. Picture by Benjamin Palmer

Over 80 years of memories have gone up in smoke for a Hill End couple who have been forced to come to terms with the loss of their family home.

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Jay-Anna Sleeman

Reporter for the Western Advocate. First began as a sports journalist with ACM in 2018 before moving on to cover news and court.

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