Government Solutions Do Not Address the Fundamental Needs of the People

Is this the most hellish town on earth? Above, a cloudless cobalt sky. Beneath, red dirt. To the north, to the south, to the east, and to the west, undulating, scrubby, featureless, and iron-rich land. Summer temperatures can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 C). During a late nineteenth-century gold rush, it was the biggest settlement between Perth, 1,600 kilometers south, and Darwin, 2,600 kilometers northwest. Nowadays Roebourne, Western Australia, is the...

 
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #43, Winter 2018 Copyright © 2019 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo43/family-downed-under