Laura is a lovely town, some 2-3 hours drive to the north of Adelaide. The surrounding farmlands were devastated by the drought that occurred in the late 1860’s, despite the warnings from Surveyor General, George Goyder, who said that the bumper rainfalls enjoyed up to this time were an aberration, and that drought would soon follow.
The deserted homesteads that dot this area of South Australia shows that Goyder was right. Laura was also the home of celebrated poet, C.J. Dennis.