"In a small township called Narrandera situated along the Marrambidya
(Murrumbidgee River), sacred Wiradjuri trees still survive. They represent a
living continuum between the old ways and the new.
Most of this country along the Murrumbidgee has been consumed by Australia’s
unquenchable appetite for land and water. Almost everywhere you look, there are
expanses of land cleared to make way for intensive crop cycles. Miles of
irrigation fed by the Marrambidya deliver water to thirsty crops and livestock.
The land clearing and deforestation in this part of Australia is staggering,
and it doesn’t surprise me that our abysmal record qualified us as the only
developed nation on the World Wildlife Fund’s global list of deforestation
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics