“Did you ever take a steamer from Sydney to Melbourne?….I thought you might have. Because when I used to take the steamer to Sydney I would look towards the shore and, in those days, the Indigenous people were still burning off the vegetation – it’s called ‘fire gardening’ these days” Then he said “You could see these lines of fire around the shore”

Tim Storrier recounting a conversation he once had with the painter Sir William Dargie after he had seen some of Storrier’s ‘Fire Line’ paintings.

The quote can be found in an interview between William Wright and Storrier printed in the book Tim Storrier: Moments (pages 67-68)