Kinglake Remembers 5 Years On

"Communities and everyone who's experienced trauma are able to put the trauma in its rightful place, to never forget it but to not be defined by it; to be able to somehow be at peace with whatever happened, and I'm sensing that more in the community five years on. And the other thing is that people have to get used to what is a new normal. There's no going back, there's no going back for anyone in their lives, but there's particularly no going back post a trauma like this; things will never be the same, but it doesn't mean they're not good. So people are coming to terms with that too, and a fantastic sense of community. If there's anything that the trauma's done its drive the community together and some haven't made it, but a lot of community people have come together and put in place structures that are maintaining themselves and that's really healthy."
Richard Stubbs - ABC Radio - 5-year anniversary Kinglake 7th February 2014

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