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Home among the gum trees

It seemed like a good idea at the time. In a wave of post-WWII euphoria, the Queensland government bought vast areas of central-western Queensland, on which, in partnership with the Queensland British Food Corporation, they planned to grow sorghum, barley and wheat to feed pigs for export to the severely rationed folks back in the UK. The plan was to transform the “empty” grazing acres around Emerald, Capella and Springsure into paddocks of waving

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