|Welcome to the Northern Territory, 1984|
The pictures date from 1984 when my friend June and her husband visited the Northern territory just as the area was transformed by the Ord River scheme.
“The pictures are of part of a cattle station pioneered by two Irish brothers from Sydney who were looking for land on which to raise cattle in the 19th century.
The land was arid and was very bad in the dry season but, in the wet, there was plenty of water - sometimes, of course far too much.
|Lake Argyle, 1984|
We visited this area in 1984 on a trip around Australia in a coach.
When the dam was completed and started to fill a rescue of wild life marooned by the rising waters was necessary.
We saw it when it was full and there was a lot of cultivation going on.
|"The land was arid and very bad in the dry season," 1984|
All of which is a trailer for some stories of Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Pictures; of the Northern Territory, 1984, June Pound