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Out west

Tuesday 11 February 2003

I spent last week out west — at Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford, Blackall, Barcaldine, Winton, Kynuna, and other places in the district. While I wait to get the photographs back from the lab I am sorting through my notes and impressions: the heat, the drought-struck land, the stoical people. And the flies.

Flies

Bush flies on Thom Blake’s pants at Combo Waterhole on the Diamantina River near Kynuna. I don’t mind them hanging around like this, but when they get in your eyes, your mouth, your nose, in your ears…

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