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Sheep being fed during a drought
Title : Sheep being fed during a drought Sheep being fed during a drought
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Date of creation : 1930
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 200 x 155 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Bob Lee and a stockman called Billy using a car to hand feed sheep on Angorichina Station, after two years with no rain.

There is no agreed definition of drought, although in South Australia it generally means a period of severely reduced or non existent rainfall causing significant reduction of harvests and livestock losses. Drought can be localised or more widespread. Farmers and graziers hand feed their stock as long as possible to maintain a breeding herd, or if the option is available, send their best animals to agist in non-drought affected regions. In extremity some pastoralists have sent out part of their herds to graze the 'long paddock'--the roadside verges of country highways.

Coverage year : 1930
Place : Angorichina
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :
McKernan, Michael, Drought: the red marauder Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 2005
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