The Murray-Darling Basin
The Murray-Darling Basin covers one-seventh of the Australian land mass.
Agriculture contributes 12% of Australia’s GDP, with major exports of beef, cotton and wool.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service was set up in 1928 to provide emergency medical care via aircraft to outback communities.
Australia is the world’s second largest beef exporter, after Brazil.
In the dry summer season, many of the 60 rivers within the Murray-Darling Basin run dry.
Children resident on outback farms or livestock stations can attend the School of the Air via radio, and nowadays internet, to take their classes.