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McKernan, Michael: Drought

McKernan, Michael

Drought: The Red Marauder, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 2005

‘”Drought is the Australian story”, McKernan says. Then again, “It would rain for the farmer and hopes would revive, and the drought would be forgotten – until the next time”. McKernan believes it was not until the drought of the early 1980s that Australians finally shook off the “cultural baggage” of a European outlook and started taking drought preparedness seriously.’ The author discusses the book here (audio and transcript).