The ‘Anniversary Effect’
The second anniversary of the bushfire devastation at Binna Burra Lodge. It’s two years since the heritage lodge and pioneer cabins at Binna Burra were destroyed in the Black Summer Australian bushfires. The original central building at Binna Burra was Leighton House built in Canungra in 1902 and owned by the Lahey family. In 1934 it was transported piece by piece on horseback up the track to Mt Roberts and remained the Binna Burra Lodge reception and lounge for over eight decades. It became a place to create memories for thousands of people and their families many of whom still have deep emotional connections to the ‘spirit of Binna Burra’. Early in the morning on Sunday 8 September 2019 the lodge was destroyed in the bushfires.