Not Fit to be Seen

Story: This rather cringeworthy poem and illustration (Argus, 16 May 1938, p. 14) takes the frequent Mallee duststorms of the 1930s as an opportunity to reinforce gender stereotypes.  The girl child’s fruitless attempts to dust her doll’s house mirror her mother’s battle with duststorms, but the diminutive poem, like the toy house, minimise the global

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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 right for the property. As time went by, that was changed by government … where we don’t have the right anymore. We have a license and that license figure relies

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