It’s a gusher! (Yass Dam)

The wettest September day in Canberra’s records on Friday. The Yass River ran a banker and the dam filled overtop! *


* ‘…It pelted, pelted all day long,

A-singing at its work,

Till every heart took up the song

Way out to Back-o’Bourke.

And every creek a banker ran,

And dams filled overtop;

“We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,

“If this rain doesn’t stop.”…’



[from ‘Said Hanrahan’ by Australian bush poet John O’Brien, pseudonym of Fr Patrick J. Hartigan, born in O’Connell Town, Yass, New South Wales, Australia in 1878]


6 comments on “It’s a gusher! (Yass Dam)

  1. Great image. Loved the poem too. How’s the Troopie going?

    • Thanks Bones. Do you know the poem? We had to learn it at school…Went out for a ‘mudding’ last night! First drive in a little bit bc of family happenings. And had to roll start down the driveway!! (The culprit was, the other half using the headlights to chop wood! 😄) Cheerios

  2. What a great photo with the thunderous skies above.

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