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TAS Country : August 12th 2010
8 Tasmanian Country Friday, August 13, 2010 News DELIGHTED: Oatlands farmer Peter Meaburn. Picture: ROSS MARSDEN Relief rains supreme as dry breaks It's not one of the rains that is going to go away when the sun comes out, it's an easterly.' From Page 3 The Burburys have had no rain since last year's good falls and the paddocks are browning, but Mrs Burbury said she was ever hopeful. ''It might come,'' she said. Rain fell on Peter Meaburn's Oatlands property overnight, al- laying his fears of an- other dry winter. ''When we left home at 9.30am, we had about 10mm,'' he said. ''We are really delighted. ''We've had quite a bit more [since then]. I wouldn't be surprised if we've had 20 or 30mm by the end of the day.'' Mr Meaburn said far- mers who had not re- ceived rain should not give up hope. ''It's not one of the rains that is going to go away when the sun comes out, it's an east- erly,'' he said. The rain started fall- ing on Bruce Dun- babin's East Coast prop- erty Mayfield at 7pm on Tuesday. They recorded 45mm overnight, rain Mr Dunbabin described as a ''great start'' to the spring season. ''We were definitely getting dry,'' he said. Mr Dunbabin said Mayfield was ''between the wet North and the dry South''. He said the lack of rain had started to con- cern the family. ''We needed that wet autumn for a wet spring,'' Mr Dunbabin said. He said Mayfield re- corded 50mm two months ago when a big downpour hit further up the coast. ''Those two inches made a heck of a differ- ence,'' Mr Dunbabin said. ''It kept us going.'' The sheep farmer said he expected to see good growth after the rain because of the mild season. ''I will tell you if it's been a good spring at the end of October and November,'' Mr Dunbabin said. ''One rain doesn't make a season.'' Advertisement Authorised by the Electoral Commissioner, West Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes, ACT. If you know you can't make it to vote on election day, Saturday 21st August, vote early. Your vote is a valuable thing, and all enrolled Australian citizens over 18 are required by law to vote. So if you're going to be away from home, or unable to make it to a polling place in your state or territory on election day, make sure you vote early. You can apply for a postal vote, or vote at any early voting centre. all 1 2 2 or visit www.aec.gov.au for more information. AEC V
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