Life on the Land
Life on the Land
Mar 13, 2022
Journalist Bronwyn Herbert lives in flooded Lismore
Play • 1 hr 6 min

It’s A LOT. All that is going on around us; in our backyard and afar. A lot to take in and contextualise within our own lives.

In the last few years there has been so many unprecedented's, worst ever’s and an evolution of world events that were acknowledged as absurdity only a few years ago.

I’ve found that gaining a deeper understanding helps.

Our guest today is ABC Journalist and Macadamia farmer Bronwyn Herbert, who lives on high ground just 10 kilometres from Lismore.

Over the course of the last 10 days her life, and the lives of her community have been turned on their face. Brown, murky, debris filled flood waters, 2 metres higher than the highest ever recording, crushed her community and their days are now filled with the chaos of finding minders for children, so adults can work, and if they’re not working they’re helping someone, strangers to clean up, or wash clothes or cook meals, or share a cool drink.

While you listen to Bronwyn's story have a think about a new initiative Graziher is setting up in response to the QLD and northern NSW floods.

The Graziher Bush Telegraph will be set up to help flood effected businesses get back on their feet.

We know that when the waters reside, businesses will need the help of the Graziher community for many months to come.

So we will be launching the Bush Telegraph in the next issue of Graziher to get the word out. Contact Sally via email to find out how we can help. Her email address is

Other ways to donate or help out

Givit: Specific items of need or wide reaching donations

Koori Mail Flood Fundraiser

Lismore City Council Flood Fund:

Name: Lismore City Council – Flood Appeal Account

BSB: 062 565


Northern Rivers Preschool Alliance GoFundMe page

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