Chapter 2 [1914 - 1938]

Bundaberg in flames, rising like a phoenix.

1936

distillery goes up in flames.  fish drink free.

A lightning strike sparks an explosion that destroys the distillery, despite the valiant efforts of hundreds of civilians, firefighters and police. Millions of litres of molasses also flow into the Burnett river, setting it alight and making for some deliciously marinated fish.

1939

the temple is rebuilt

Three years of construction later, the Distillery is back to its former glory. It’s the same one you’ll still see if you visit Bundaberg today. Probably had a lick of paint, though.