Of Cyclones and Bovines: Living in the Torrid Zone


  • Susan Hawthorne James Cook University




I grew up on a farm on the Western Slopes of New South Wales where in a good year the annual rainfall was 18 inches (450 mm). That amount of rain can fall in a matter of days in Far North Queensland and the frogs are of a size and colour that was unimaginable to me who had handled only the tiny frogs of the drylands. To top it off, in the last five years I have endured two Category-5 cyclones, Larry and Yasi both of which hit us at Mission Beach where I spend my summers and as much of the year as I can. And then I went to India, South India where the monsoons fill the streets with water.




How to Cite

Hawthorne, S. (2011). Of Cyclones and Bovines: Living in the Torrid Zone. ETropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics, 10. https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.10.0.2011.3406