Weekly photo challenge: Extra

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Too much rain can have devastating consequences. These photos were taken during a wet season in Fitzroy Crossing in the early 1980’s while I was living there. People were cut off from food supplies, the bore pumps were flooded and ironically there was a shortage of water for household use. One of my neighbours was bitten by a venomous snake and had to be driven through the flood water to get medical help. I wouldn’t go outside to the clothes line as I heard something splashing in the flood water and was worried it could be a crocodile. After some time, the floods subsided and the big job of fixing the infrastructure began – until the next big rains!

7 Comments

  1. Despite the devastating consequences… I love the mood you’ve evoked with these vintage photographs. They touch my heart. Thank you.

  2. I wouldn’t want to do the tango with a crocodile or a venomous snake while hanging out the laundry. Or while wandering around the yard.

    Good captures.

    • Thanks Nancy. The crocs in Fitzroy are vegetarians (Johnson River Crocodiles) but I wasn’t going to put them to the test!

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