The Spirit of Australia
Latest Series of 8ight images and this weeks theme…
The Spirit of Australia – Five of 8ight
Sadly it’s not hard to imagine what life was like for poor young Thora Gallagher and her pioneering family way back then. The town was only eight years old when she died.
What hardness they had to endure. No doctor in town. No electricity, sanitation or running water. The mail service if any would certainly have been spasmodic. I bet the whole town would have been cut off during the wet season. There wouldn’t have been any internet or mobile phone service either. Heaven knows what illnesses they suffered through mosquitoe bites. Dengue fever no doubt? I often wondered how these pioneers coped living up here with limited supplies and resources. Imagine trying to survive especially without a ready supply of fresh food.
Yes it is quite unthinkable. Until last week that is. Yes nothing has changed so it’s quite easy to imagine really.
Kevin Costner. Lt. John Dunbar, Dance with Wolves. He went to the Western Frontier before it disappeared.
“In the year 2008. One man and his dog accompanied by the English nurse went in search of the final frontier in Far North Queensland and found himself…”
Yes he found himself without sanitation or running water.
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