Water pressure: Drought brings Murrurundi's residents to the brink physically and mentally

Matthew Kelly
July 22 2019 - 9:30am
Pictures: Max Mason-Hubers

"It's a struggle a lot of the time but you just make do with what you have got. You can't do anything else." These words are not from the Great Depression, but are Murrurundi resident Clinton Roser's candid reflection about the reality of daily life in the drought-stricken Upper Hunter town.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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