Daniel Henry Cashel Cudmore (1844 – 1913) was my 3rd great uncle, one of the sons of my 3rd great grandparents Daniel Michael Paul Cudmore and Mary Cudmore née Nihill. Like his father and brothers he was a pastoralist, settling stations on the Darling River above Wentworth, New South Wales.
At least one obituary of D.H. Cudmore mentioned that he was an authority on fighting bush-fires.
In 1905 D.H. Cudmore published his advice on bush-fire precautions.
The technology we now have to fight fires has not made preparation less important nor has it provided a magic bullet to quell fires.
- A. Howell, ‘Cudmore, Daniel Henry (Dan) (1844–1913)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/cudmore-daniel-henry-dan-270/text9913, published first in hardcopy 1981