Daily rainfall recorded at the Charleville office on our logging rain gauge over the period April to May 2011
Water Levels , Conductivity, Turbidity and Temperature , Ward River monitoring station, October 2010 to Jan 2011
Graphical represenation of Turbidity ( dirt) , Conductivity ( salt level) and Temperature of the flow at Wyandra
by Geoff Manthey
This painting shows the river systems of Cooper's Creek, the Bulloo, Paroo, Warrego, Culgoa, Balonne, Barwon and the Darling passing through the Aboriginal land in South West Queensland and North West New South Wales.
These are the same sacred river systems which had sustained the Aboriginal people for countless years as they roamed freely throughout their land. This painting also shows the sad state of the land and rivers as the whiteman goes into overdrive to clear and plough the land, block the rivers, run some livestock and grow some cotton.
Can Mother Earth recover? Time will tell.
Geoff Manthey is a local artist based in Charleville. To find out more about his work, visit http://www.geoffmanthey.com.
The Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea), also known as the Grey Jumper, is a quick-moving, gray or black bird about 13 inches (33 centimetres) long. It is a native to Australia where it roams woodlands, eating insects and seeds at, or near, ground level. Apostlebirds often travel in groups of about 12; for this reason they were named after the Biblical apostles