Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe has posted uplifting images showing how his multimillion-dollar rural New South Wales estate has bounced back from the bushfires, following a weekend of torrential rain.
Photos from the same hilltop vantage point near Coffs Harbour, snapped 10 weeks apart, reveal an expansive field once scorched brown now largely covered in bright green grass shoots.
“My place 10 weeks ago after the fire had gone through, and this morning after a big weekend of rain,” the recent Golden Globe winner wrote on Twitter.
Use the slider tool above to see Crowe’s before and after photographs.
Fire-ravaged and drought-hit NSW was drenched with the best rainfall in months last weekend, bringing welcome relief to parched communities and also the state’s firefighters.
In late November, the Hollywood actor returned to his sprawling 400 hectare Nana Glen rural property near Coffs Harbour on the state’s north coast after it had been burned by bushfires.
At the time, Crowe posted videos of him and his friends trying to reach the estate, with roads blocked by fallen trees.
Surrounded by blackened earth and tree trunks still smouldering, Crowe described his country getaway as “absolutely f—ing smashed” by fires.
He also used his recent win for his role in ‘The Loudest Voice’ to bring attention to the fires.
“Make no mistake, the tragedy in Australia is climate change-based. We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is.
“That way we all have a future.”