Just Add Water: Schemes and Dreams for a Sunburnt Country

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Just Add Water: Schemes and Dreams for a Sunburnt Country


Personal & national stories of Australia's struggle to manage water during the past 100 years.

Water, and the lack thereof, is the defining element of the Australian landscape. Its uses and abuses have had a crucial role in shaping Australian society. It's been pumped up from below the earth, held in dams, piped over the landscape and even dragged down from the clouds. In the process we have destroyed ecologies, built communities and created a new Australia.

The exhibition Just Add Water tells stories of Australians and our relations with water. In an exciting and interactive space, people will engage with the topic on a social, scientific and ecological level, as well as an emotional one.

This timely exhibition encompasses a subject that impacts on everyone.

A National Archives of Australia touring exhibition tour assisted by Visions of Australia Government initiative.

Inset: Burrinjuck Dam, New South Wales, 1968. National Archives of Australia: A1200, L69804

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