I wish everyone a Happy and healthy New Year.
Made this graphic the other morning. It can be used as a Wallpaper. Size is 1440 x 900
Yes, it's the Outback.
Winton is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia, 177 kms northwest of Longreach. The main industries of the area are sheep and cattle raising.
Why would I post a photo of people in the mud?
Mum and her two children - the mother's face says it all.
You see, there has been a very long drought in this area, and it RAINED! causing lots of floods, but it rained in the areas where needed for the farmers. These people live on a Station east of Winton.
Borrowed photo and was taken I believe on December 29, 2015.
The photos below I took in 2006 when we visited Winton.
The first photo is of the caravan park. Was a drought back then too.
Banjo Patterson who wrote the poem Waltzing Matilda, The Man from Snowy River, and Clancey of the Overflow to name a few.
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Patterson was born in 1864 in the town Orange, Queensland.
The centre was burnt down in June this 2015 and it's planned to rebuild it.
The main Street in Winton, and below - there is a dinosaur in the building.