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One reader believes we aren't using our dams to their full potential. Send your letters to letters@dailyadvertiser.com.au.
One reader believes we aren't using our dams to their full potential. Send your letters to letters@dailyadvertiser.com.au.

Practice what he preaches

One of the most cynical yet true remarks ever made is this one - we learn from history that we don’t learn from history.

One of the most important facts we learn from history is that all the leaders of people whether kings, rulers, prophets, priests or ministers, etc. who compromised their faith in God and their obedience to God and to His word, always ended up to be the losers.

They may have obtained a seeming victory, a temporary victory, but in the end they always ended up to be the losers.

All who did not and do not compromise their faith in God and their obedience to Him, even though they may have sacrificed their life, ended up to be conquerers, always on the winning side.

It is therefore of uttermost importance that all who are leaders and also all who are being lead, be and remain faithful and obedient to God and to His word, now and always.

If you knowingly and blatantly disobey God – be afraid, be very afraid, for you will be the loser and you separate yourself from God forever.

Never compromise God’s word and your obedience and faithfulness to God and you will never be the loser.

Learn from history. Don’t be seeing blind and hearing deaf.

If you drive on a road which suddenly comes to a dead end and I give you a timely warning, then that warning is not criticism or condemnation or some kind of phobia, to the contrary, it shows that I truly care for you.

Do the greatest thing you can do – love Him in return. Love is being faithful just as it is in marriage.

Paul Bosman


Learning a lesson

The Murray Darling Basin Authority should learn about our history, history has a habit of repeating itself.

The one point that everyone is missing when it comes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, it all came about during a once in a 100-year drought. It all started in 2000 and in 2007, the Howard government came up with the plan, water for the environment and it would come from the dams. In October, 2010, one weekend we had three-and-a-half inches of rain and the frogs came out in their thousands, birds, fish and spiders, and since then we have had floods and more rain, which has looked after the environment.

Australia is know as a country of drought, floods and bushfires.

Today our dams are not being used for what they were meant for to store water for inland communities, irrigation to produce food and to drought proof our area. Instead, the dams are been used for storage of water for the environmental flow. That is required by Government’s Murrumbidgee Water Sharing Plan.

The man who dreamed of irrigation was Hugh McKinney. He pleaded for 30 years with the NSW government of the day, and in years of drought the rivers would nearly dry up, and the water holes would disappear and settlers would quit, and for some to survive they would have to dig a deep well.

The Royal Commission in 1884 was searching for a way and the best method of conserving rainfall and how to develop underground reservoirs.

The people of Sydney were not interested in conservation. They enjoyed an abundance of rainfall on the coast. 

In September, 1905, L.A.B Wade produced a blueprint for a proposed Northern Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme and Barren Jack Reservoir. Wade said the MIA would be watered by gravitation from the Murrumbidgee River commencing at Narrandera.

With water, we will all be able to grow, and the next drought, god help us if we still have the MBDA, the buyback of water to store more water in the dams for the environment.

F Pietroboni



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