7th January 1933 cont. - corpses - Kidman -
Properties up here are many hundreds of square miles in area and all
the beasts one sees are in the pink of
condition, although one sees literally hundreds of corpses along the
track and even rabbits killed by the heat and lack of water.
We spoke to the cop and cattle men, who were, on the whole, very decent
types and heard them praise that part of the country very much. They
said that Kidman leases a lot of the gibber plain at 4 shillings a
square mile and only brings in stock when it rains. They seemed very
amused at the fact that someone had got run over by a car in the Alice.
These men come from up to ninety miles away to greet the fortnightly
train and to collect supplies.