A lifetime in outback Queensland with Dorris Hughes

Last week I had an opportunity to photograph Rose’s grandmother who has lived in Georgetown for the past 50 years. Dorris Hughes is a beautiful lady and doesn’t mind telling a good old yarn.

Over several cups of tea and pumpkin cake, we talked about her life story: growing up in the bush; the hardships; working on stations; how her father lost a leg during WW1; and bloody goat head bindies.

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Dorris showing me 1974 flood water height

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Keeping paper snippets for her kids

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Coffee

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No visit is complete without homegrown tomatoes

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Receiving bad news on the phone