ANZEHN member Rebecca Jones has written a blog on the Centre for Environmental History website, ‘Drought and a pair of stout (gum) boots‘, about the materialities of researching drought on the Hay Plains:

No written document, no oral history, not even a photograph could have given me such a tangible, sensual acquaintance with the diverse properties of soil, its potential, its challenges and its tenacity, nor provided such an intimate insight into the diversity of weather in inland Australia and the speed with which a drought can become a quagmire.

Please visit the CEH website, here, to read this thought-provoking piece.

Image: CSIRO