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Lake Burrumbeet, 2007 | by Museum of Australian Democracy at OPH
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Lake Burrumbeet, 2007

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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Taken sometime in 2008