new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Patterns of devastation, 2003 | by Museum of Australian Democracy at OPH
Back to album

Patterns of devastation, 2003

Margie McCLELLAND, born 1948.


Two years of below average rainfall, relentless westerly winds and overstocking have reshaped the Riverina Plain. Fences and stockyards disappear under wind-blown sand dunes and the natural vegetation of saltbush and bluebush varieties succumb over time. More robust native bushes cling on as the shifting sand forms mounds around them.


Sturt Highway to Balranald, New South Wales.


2 faves
Taken sometime in 2008