Inigo Jones’s Forecast

  ‘Inigo Jones’s Forecast,’ Wodonga and Towong Sentinel, 26 January 1940, 2. Transcript: In a forecast bulletin issued by Mr Inigo Jones… the prediction is made that drought conditions will prevail until April, 1940, that there will be thunderstorms and heavy rains in late March and April; that there will be heat waves early in

Inigo Jones’s Forecast Read More »

An Irrigation Contrast

  J L Dow, ‘Goulburn Valley Farming: An Irrigation Contrast,’ Leader, 15 February 1902, 6. Transcript: On the other side of the Goulburn, where the irrigation is, a population of nearly 503 is found on the nearest 2000 acres abutting on Shepparton alone; and as for production, the scene is simply a repetition of Passadena,

An Irrigation Contrast Read More »

The Drought

  ‘The Drought,’ Australian Star, 29 April 1902, 6. Transcript: The continued drought has caused the Albury station yard to have quite an animated appearance this week from the increased amount of labour that is being employed in consequence of the hundreds of tons of chaff and compressed hay arriving from Ballarat, Wangaratta, Benalla, Kyneton,

The Drought Read More »

Scarcity of Water

Bendigo Independent, 12 March 1901, p. 2   Story: This extract from the Bendigo Independent illustrates failing water supply in Bendigo in the later years of the Federation drought. The cumulative effect of years of below average rainfall meant water levels in the Coliban System (the city’s main source of domestic water supply) dropped dramatically. While

Scarcity of Water Read More »

Scroll to Top