The 1940s - The Environment
In Oriel Gray’s “dust bowl play” Western Limit unsympathetic banks increase the plight of cattle farmers driven off the land by soil erosion, debt, soil and poverty. "There's a run on the Western Limit where a man lives like a beast" says Geoff (played by Eric Garner), a bitter young bushman. The play was broadcast on trade union radio station 2KY as a serial.
The 1947 Workshop West of the Panhandle re soil erosion was directed by Norma Parsons, its cast including Les and Betty Horspool (both of whom had CIB files).