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Four Corners: Proud Country
Proud Country
ABC  |  October 1, 2018

Four Corners brings you a story from the heart of the drought, a portrait of the land and its people, where the lack of rain is biting hard.

It's pushing some to breaking point, but many in this proud country community are doing all they can to give others the strength to carry on.

The people of Quirindi live and work on rich black soil country that they like to boast is the best in the land. Except when it hasn't rained properly for more than a year.

They opened their homes and their lives to reporter Michael Brissenden. Along the way, he encountered characters so large, they could have walked from the pages of Banjo Paterson story.

From the thriving hub of the Country Women's Association, to an unexpected local victory on the dusty rugby field, he found people trying to find a sense of purpose and some joy under the relentless sun.

Some are finding practical ways to make life that little more bearable with the donation of a haircut or a new pair of jeans.

Despite their best efforts, you can sense the quiet desperation sitting just below the surface.

Four Corners brings you a story from the heart of the drought, a portrait of the land and its people, where the lack of rain is biting hard.

It's pushing some to breaking point, but many in this proud country community are doing all they can to give others the strength to carry on.

The people of Quirindi live and work on rich black soil country that they like to boast is the best in the land. Except when it hasn't rained properly for more than a year.

They opened their homes and their lives to reporter Michael Brissenden. Along the way, he encountered characters so large, they could have walked from the pages of Banjo Paterson story.

From the thriving hub of the Country Women's Association, to an unexpected local victory on the dusty rugby field, he found people trying to find a sense of purpose and some joy under the relentless sun.

Some are finding practical ways to make life that little more bearable with the donation of a haircut or a new pair of jeans.

Despite their best efforts, you can sense the quiet desperation sitting just below the surface.

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