It is good to be wet — 3 Comments

  1. Very true Ian. Whilst we’ve had plenty of rain this summer and autumn on the eastern seabord,you only have to travel a couple of hundred kms to see that the drought still rages over inland regions. The hay I feed my horses is $29 a bale due to shipping costs, imagine feeding your sheep at that expense? Until this year, there were many 7 year olds who had never sploshed in a puddle! Water restrictions here are now permanent. If only we, and indeed those LESS fortunate than us, could import it from the Emerald Isle?

  2. @ Baino:

    My geography/history of Oz is minimal. Did those deported work on land which is now occupied by major cities?

  3. I imagine so. Even today, the majority of the population is on the coast although convicts were given to farmers and settlers who moved to country and once emancipated, they were given grants of land to farm for themselves. Kellyville where I live is renown for an Irish convict rebellion in the mid 1890’s. The road to windsor was built on Irish convict labour and this would have been considered very rural in the day.

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