1960’s – 1990’s: Northern Flinders Ranges: Dieldrin

Natalie and her husband Tom lives on a sheep station in the Northern Flinders Ranges for 30 years. Each year, like every other grazier in the district, they dipped their sheep in dieldrin to stop fly strike and scabies. The dieldrin was commonly mixed by hand by both she and her husband, and everybody else, were up to their armpits in it. Natalie has since left to live in the city but has noticed with concern the number of her grazier neighbours who have died of cancer. p77/78 Quick Poison Slow Poison. Pesticide Risk in the Lucky Country. Kate Short 1994