WOOLLY FEEL­INGS

Australian Geographic - - Your Say - MAXWELL STE­WART, BOMBALA, NSW

I was greatly en­cour­aged to read the ar­ti­cle on wool (AG 145). Agri­cul­ture is part of the ge­o­graph­i­cal land­scape, and in Aus­tralia it seems farm­ers are un­der­val­ued. They’re ei­ther seen as en­vi­ron­men­tal van­dals or peas­ants and it’s re­fresh­ing to see a good news piece about farm­ing.

A farmer my­self, I have also been en­cour­aged by the vis­it­ing speak­ers that the lo­cal Stock and Sta­tion Agent or­gan­ised re­cently for its an­nual din­ner. They were ad­ven­tur­ers who were sup­ported by the Aus­tralian Geo­graphic So­ci­ety. They lifted the hearts and spir­its of farm­ers and their part­ners as they nar­rated their au­dac­ity in set­ting them­selves a chal­lenge and per­se­ver­ing to achieve it. I re­fer to the duo who kayaked across the Tas­man (Cas and Jonesy) and the solo ad­ven­turer who rode from Mon­go­lia to Hun­gary (Tim Cope). Aus­tralian Geo­graphic is a unique and spe­cial mag­a­zine. Thank you.

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