Broken Dreams by Neville Jones

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I have driven many thousands of kilometers in the outback of Australia in all the States and (mainland) Territories, but these abandoned cottages say South Australia to me. I am not sure why there are so many there. Whether it’s because the allotments were so much smaller or because South Australians have a stronger sense for their past and are reluctant to knock them down.

In any case there must be hundreds of them. All keeping lonely vigil, many of them, like this one, sitting the middle of a wheat field. Generations of farmers have cultivated and harvested around them.

I cant help thinking about the day the last family moved out, knowing that nobody was coming in to take their place. They knew that their home in which they had laboured so hard, would now stand silent and empty.

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  • fototaker
    fototakerover 3 years ago

    more than this sad image, are your words… thanks for stopping to capture and record its existence, and your noble words….

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