Victorian bush-fire book donation
South Australians collecting books for victims of the Victorian bush fires


Organising this effort are Edwin and Petra van Ree of VANREE Software Consultancy. Our e-mail is and Edwin’s mobile is 0403-338803. When we start to travel we will be on UHF 17 and we might use our HF radio (details will follow).

4 Responses to “contacts”

  1. Een prachtig genereus idee van jullie. Chapeau! Veel succes met jullie aktie, goede reis en kom weer heelhuids thuis.

    Liefs Ina en Fred

    PS. This response was from family in Holland, they say: Beautiful generous idea. Congrats. Lot of success with you action, good journey and return home safe.

  2. Just looked at your site, really a great idea. As we love Australia as much as you do, we hope you get lots of books for the people who lost houses and that it will bring them a bit of luck for the future. Have a good trip and hope to see you soon.
    Love, Tita and Dick.

  3. Hi Petra & Edwin

    Glad to see how well you are disributing the books. It was lovely to meet you both at Lilydale (we had the 4 ponies closest to camp, 3 in your photo). We came back home today (sat), but are ready to go again if needed, hope not!!

    Will read the book when Phil & Michela are finished, it obviously worked for you. Well done on all your hard work

    Michelle, Jaymee & Jared
    Horses: Matilda, Chopin, Autumn and Winnie

  4. Hi Petra and Edwin,

    Just got the chance to check your progress in a spare moment at work. Fantastic to see you fulfill your dream, congratulations!

    We evacuated 3 times and spent a total of 19 days camping with the horses. Our properties remained safe despite the potential and some have questioned our wisdom (and sanity!) in leaving/staying away. However, the whole experience has been a positive one (including catching a thief!!); meeting people like yourselves was a huge part of our bushfire story, and helped restore our faith in humanity. Thank you for allowing us to be a tiny part in your adventure. Good luck with your next one!

    Michela and Phil,
    Jordan, Ethan, Victoria (and Hula Legend), Riley (and Sharinga Mardan), Vanessa (and Laddey)

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