Tag Archive for 'Queensland'

“It’s starting to blow a bit”

If I was living in Queensland I’d be starting to wonder who I’d annoyed. After much of the southern part of the state was declared a disaster zone earlier last month thanks to some of the worst flooding ever seen, northern Queensland is now facing it’s own disaster – Cyclone Yasi. When I was staying […]

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Water, water everywhere

Some more flood photos, this time from a friend of a friend’s farm near Rockhampton, another of the areas to have taken a battering this week: Note the pig on the shed roof on this one: Most of the flood waters have receded now and the clean-up operations are underway. It’s impressive to see on […]

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How the floods have hit farmers

I’ve had a go at describing what the floods are like over in Queensland, but this email I received today from past Nuffield scholar Ronald Thompson gives a better impression of what farmers are going through over in the worst-hit areas. Ronald farms near Chinchilla, about 300km north-west of Brisbane. Chinchilla was just getting back […]

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Floody hell

I’ve mentioned the rain and floods several times over the past few weeks and months, but things have started to get scary over here in Australia. This is Toowoomba, where I drove through in December: Over the past couple of days, Toowoomba has received as much rainfall in an hour as many states get in […]

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Sandig insel

Wie gehts, meine blog Freunden? Who’d’a thunk I’d end up coming to Australia and learning German, eh? I’m pretty sure there isn’t anyone under the age of 35 left in Deutchsland, as they all seem to be here. It’s like they wanted to fill the gap between drinking beer during Oktoberfest and mulled wine at […]

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The whole milk truth

Can you believe it? Marty took me to a dairy today. He’ll try and deny it, but it was a bit embarrassing how excited he was about the visit. ‘Let me see a few cows,’ he pleaded with Emma and me. ‘I miss the smell of the silage, the splatter of manure, the lowing of […]

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