Voice of Real Australia podcast brings you a special series to kick of season 2: Forgotten River

Tom Melville
By Tom Melville
Updated September 16 2021 - 1:26am, first published September 15 2021 - 2:00pm

When I first visited the NSW Far West last year a lot of the region was still in drought. Lake Menindee was bone dry, and had been since 2017. The Darling/Barka was still pooling in places -- I noticed shrubs growing in the river bed as I crossed the bridge at Wilcannia.


Tom Melville

Tom Melville

Host, Voice of Real Australia

Originally from Canberra, Tom Melville worked for the BBC in the UK and as a freelancer in Tunisia before coming to ACM. He is the host of ACM's national podcast Voice of Real Australia.