RIO STATION :: The Big Dry
Earlier this year I spent some time photographing in Central Queensland, a region suffering from its widest spread drought on record, with almost 80% of the state declared affected.
The Walker family of ‘Rio Station’ kindly opened their doors to me for a few days to experience station life, situated on the outskirts of Longreach they are one of many families currently being challenged by the dry conditions and a turbulent market.
Like most country folks I’ve been privileged to meet over the years they appeared hopeful in the face of difficult times and beyond generous. As the news of the drought falls to the wayside of the 24 hour news cycle it’s important that we all continue to support those hard working families in the regional farming areas of Australia.
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