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Fruit orchards – all cut back to roots  2007 | by Museum of Australian Democracy at OPH
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Fruit orchards – all cut back to roots 2007

Juanita WILSON, born 1972

 

In a bid to save the orchards, many fruit farmers cut their trees back to the roots. This destroys all hope of having a crop to sell in the short term and has a devastating financial impact on farms. Back of Bourke Fruits was one of the largest casualties of the drought on the Darling River—the company went into receivership in 2006.

 

Bourke, New South Wales.

   

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Taken sometime in 2008