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Deadly drought in Queensland, early 1900s

Deadly drought in Queensland, early 1900s

Dead stock by a Queensland water hole are testament to the severe drought in Australia in the early years of the 20th century. Large numbers of Australians crossed the Tasman and, for the first time, many came from Queensland.

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John Wilson, 'Australians - Arrivals 1890–1910', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Mar 2015