Sunday, June 10, 2007


Newcastle Jockey Club. Echoes of 'a day at the races'. I'd take a punt yesterday's race meeting was cancelled due to local difficulties.
The local ABC radio which streams on the WWW, has faithfully hosted a point of contact service and information so as to assist everyone at this time and their efforts are appreciated. It was the same when the bushfires raged. In the aftermath of THE earthquake there were no similar communications. I had wondered if this would be exploited, gung ho, with the tearing down of buildings willy nilly and some of that did take place. Nevertheless, some informal networks were mobilized. Really, there is no risk of organic mass demonstrations taking place here. Howcome the Europeans appear to do this so well?
Vocab: gung ho intemperately and naively enthusiastic. willy nilly in random order; in disarray or shilly-shallying!


Anonymous said...

I have no idea how widespread your drought is in your country but it looks like this place has not suffered much from the lack of water.

Nice shot and interesting narrative.

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julia said...

Newcastle had enough water from an enormous full dam sited a long way away in the mountains. Everywhere else was drought stricken but recent rains have eased this. The race course may also use ground water.