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Katharine Susannah Prichard
“... down it came, the blessed deluge. The music of rain splashing on tents and tin sheds drove men to an ecstasy of rejoicing. They turned out to cheer; lifted up their faces and opened their mouths to drink the bright drops; danced round, hallooing and shouting, getting drenched in the downpour. ... Rain filled all the dams and banks and potholes. Every gully was a rushing torrent: water lay flashing and shining in depressions on the flat land and away through the bush.”
“The mining industry might make wealth and power for a few men and women, but the many would always be smashed and battered beneath its giant treads ...”
“She was as uneasy as a cat in a new house, unhappy, suspicious, her fur on end.”
“Life could not defeat her if she were working for something bigger than herself and her personal sorrows.”
“I write to reach people's common sense and intelligence, to show them that if they unite they can make a different world possible.”
Katharine Susannah Prichard, Fiji-born Australian writer
(1883 - 1969)