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Walgett farmers 'No Harvest' drought party

Sally Bryant, Tuesday November 26, 2013 - 13:49 EDT
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North-west drought means no wheat crop at Walgett, but the locals got together for a party anyway. - ABC

There are long-standing traditions in farming circles around the world that you celebrate a successful harvest, with parties and festivals and religious ceremonies.

But it's a little less common to mark the impact of a drought with a 'No Harvest' party.

But that's exactly what they did on the weekend at Walgett in the north west of NSW.

Sarah Evans and Emily Colless organised the event on Saturday night at the Walgett Sporting Club, pulling together farmers and townsfolk alike to have a drink and blow off some steam in a trying season.

Emily says it's important for the whole community to come together at times like this, when the impact of drought is biting so hard.


- ABC

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