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May 3, 2017 - Leeton / Yanco

Enjoyed an enlightening couple of days in Leeton. Leeton is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Leeton is situated approximately 550 km west of Sydney and 450 km north of Melbourne in the productive Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Leeton and Yanco exist due to the activity of a wealthy Irish landholder. Samuel McCaughey, who on his property ‘North Yanko’, demonstrated that irrigation was possible. He built dams and re-directed water on his own land to show politicians that it could be done. His influence led the...

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Apr 29, 2016 - Riverina NSW

Hi Everyone As we drove through the Riverina district of NSW we could feel the dust and grit in the air. Everything was so dry. Cows and sheep were in paddocks that were bleached white with not a green sprout to be seen. As farmers ploughed their fields a plume of red dust rose up high in the air behind them. The whole area is in desperate need of rain. The air is so dry that the inside of our noses dried out and cracked making our nasal passages quite sore! While touring the Riverina we stopped in the country town of Leeton as our good...

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