Journal article

The Green Drought

Sarah Bell, Michael Moller

Australian Humanities Review | Australian National University | Published : 2006

Abstract

On 2 October 2002 a photograph of Lucy Geddes appeared on the front page of Sydney’s tabloid newspaper the Daily Telegraph. Two year old Lucy’s weary face looked out of the front page, her red hair wisping in the wind, her white tee-shirt remarkably clean for a child clinging onto a weathered fence post, in a flat, dry, brown home paddock. Lucy Geddes became the face of the 2002 drought in New South Wales. Her picture on the front page of the Daily Telegraph heralded the launch of the Farmhand Appeal which sought to raise funds to provide charity assistance to drought affected farmers, farm families and farm contractors, and to investigate ideas for the future drought-proofing Australia (Ben..

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