Lake Burrumbeet, 2007

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    Rodney DEKKER, born 1974.

    Farmer Max puts a brave face on it in front of a bone dry Lake Burrumbeet. Employees of the Royal Flying Doctor service report that people in the bush are trying to be stoic: ‘People don’t want to be seen not to be coping. They want to be seen to be doing their best in the circumstances. They come in with a minor skin rash, but what they really want to discuss is their depression.’

    Ballarat, Victoria.

    Quotes source: Bell, S. and Moller, M., The Green Drought, Australian Humanities Review, Issue 38 April 2006.

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