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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

30th July, 1903 : The demand for government water at Broken Hill slackened off today after light rain fell. The New South Wales mining town has been suffering a drought for the past two months. Earlier this month, the NSW government accepted an offer from South Australia to rail 800,000 gallons of water a week for domestic use and the mines. All the mines were forced to close in late June and the NSW government was accused of criminal neglect in letting water supplies get so low.

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