By examining the history of drought, we seek to better understand the way taken-for-granted notions of drought have come into being over time: the interests they have served or overlooked, the voices they have foregrounded or silenced, their impact on environmental management, policies, economic and domestic life, the ways they have changed and how they might be different. As part of our historical research, we are examining newspapers, manuscripts such as letters and diaries and conducting oral history interviews with residents of each region. 


Terrible dust storm

  James James diary, 12 November 1902. (Diary courtesy of East Loddon Historical Society) Transcript: Terrible dust storm all day in the evening it got ...
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Hottest Day

  ‘Hottest Day this Summer at Albury,’ Border Morning Mail, 20 November 1944, 2. Transcript: At 2 o’clock this morning the temperature was 97 degrees. ...
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Watering the Vines

When the district was first set up, we had a water right. That is, we had X amount of water that we were provided by ...
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