23 Feb 2019

Jacqueline Curley - Death and devastation on Queensland farms

From Saturday Morning, 11:06 am on 23 February 2019

Extreme weather, said to have hit like a cyclone, devastated northern Queensland earlier this month. It's estimated that half a million cattle, sheep and horses and an unknown number of wildlife perished in what's been described as an "inland tsunami". The damage bill is estimated at Aust$1 billion. Jacqueline Curley is a photographer and farmer. Her family breeds a stud herd of Brahman cattle on their 48,500 ha farm and thousands of their animals were killed in the wind and rain. Curley recounted her horror at the devastation in an article for The Guardian.