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Queensland ‘drought babies’ experience their first marvellous wet season


For some people, seeing rainfall doesn’t usually leave an indelible impression.

But for “drought babies” growing up in drought-ravaged western Queensland, the recent rain has been life changing.

Lucy, Fletcher and Clancy Hawkins have seen the odd light shower here or there on their family property at Taree, south-east of Aramac.

But December 18 marked the start of their first genuine wet season in 10 years.

Lucy, Fletcher and Clancy Hawkins are all under the age of 10 and have never seen a successful wet season at Taree. Photo: ABC/Taree Grazing

The siblings, aged nine, seven and five respectively, have woken almost every day for the past month to the unusual sight of water in the creeks and puddles in the paddocks.

Their mum, Genevieve…



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