Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Reflecting on drought through song

Lydia Burton, Tuesday January 14, 2014 - 14:34 EDT
ABC image
Reflection on drought through song - ABC

For the past year and a half Charleville has received its lowest rainfall since records began.

Jill Mobbs from "Gowrie" north of Charleville, has lived in the region for over 30 years and is no stranger to drought.

"This is the worst drought I've seen, I didn't think it could be worst then 2002 but it is."

"The country is devastating to look at, it's just so dry" she says.

Jill says the drought has taken its toll on her family, "we're just very tired both mentally and physically."

"But I guess we are tough old bushies and you've just got to keep going."



The song that accompanies this interview is sung by Jill Mobbs.


- ABC

© ABC 2014

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Help is arriving for Tasmanian dairy farmers as they deal with flood aftermath

16:18 EST

Three weeks after the worst flooding in living memory in Tasmania, help is arriving on farms facing a long recovery.

Rains and wetter weather pattern bring dam relief to farms in New South Wales

15:47 EST

Farmers are enjoying the rain break in the season across New South Wales which is kicking along their crops and growing valuable pasture, and filling farm water storages.

Coffs-Pittwater bluewater classic forced to move to Queensland for 2017

14:19 EST

Storm damage to the Coffs Harbour marina is behind an iconic offshore yacht race moving to the Gold Coast.