‘OWNERS of historic Esmeralda station homestead have witnessed first-hand the devastation of the “forgotten” wildfires of the Gulf country.
About 200 multimillion-dollar grazing properties have been ravaged – with more than 10 completely burnt-out.
Thousands of head of cattle have also been destroyed in the fires burning across far north Queensland.
They have burned a vast stretch of earth from the tip of Cape York, as far south as Hughenden and out to Mount Isa.
Queensland Fire Service officials estimate the sparsely populated zone covers more than one million square kilometres – 33 times the size of Belgium – but after nearly four months of firefighting, little relief is in sight…’ source
Damn shame…Esmeralda was a magnificent homestead. The fires down south get lots of publicity, and perhaps that’s fair enough since they’re more densely populated there. But there’s a very real disaster going on up here that a lot of Australians are completely unaware of.
And of course, Juliar-bloody-Gillard doesn’t tour the North for photo-ops, full of conspicuous sympathy – they don’t vote Labor up here, you see…
Leftists/”progressives”/socialists are not welcome here. Pay for your own soapbox.
‘I believe that politicians, lawyers, busy-bodies and do-gooders are like salamis- greatly improved by hanging for a time.’ Oswald Bastable
- "The loss of freedom is like cancer; it will spread slowly but surely across all parts of society until our liberty has been utterly eaten away and we are left with nothing but a half-forgotten idea of what freedom was."