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Farmer’s heartbreaking drought photos of daughter trying to save sheep

The drought has been somewhat forgotten by city folk over the Christmas and New Year’s break but it’s far from over.

Farmers are in crisis right across New South Wales and it’s showing no sign of easing.

Many areas haven’t had decent rain in months, with Walgett in the state’s north-west at the epicentre of the disaster.

Ben Fordham speaks regularly to local farmer Jamie Warden who says things are going from bad to worse.

“It’s getting fairly dire out here at the moment.

“The fish are dying, the kangaroos are dying, the sheep are dying. We’re desperate.”

He’s sent through these heartbreaking images from his property.

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“My daughter Maddie, she spent her school holidays doing exactly what you see in those photos,” says Jamie.

“Dragging sheep out of boggy dams, destroying sheep.

“She’s 16 and she’s done it a bit tough over the last couple of weeks but that’s what it’s like when you live on the land mate.

“That’s what the kids have got to do.”

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