The midlands was pretty sparsely covered by trees prior to white settlement, over-grazing and clear-felling, farmers damming their streams and stealing the water to feed their un-economical centre pivot farming has increased the pressure on the environment + the un-restrained use of airborne pesticides . . . we wondered why the place hasn’t become a desert by 2009? So pleased to share these recent pics, here’s the pano (48Mb download) of Paul Triffit’s house on the left – swing right to the southern tip of the township, the sale yards and the back of old Punch’s place owned by Billy Lodge.

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