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Honourable mention: 16-18 year olds

Elenarose Plaister

My cousin Sarah
16-18 year olds

This drawing of my cousin Sarah conveys the long days, starting at 3.30am, mustering cattle and branding the new year’s calves. Her tired eyes and dust-covered skin cannot belie the joy of working together with family, as expressed through her gleaming smile. The stark background suggests the long, hard drought the family is experiencing. Sarah has just completed her medical degree and I find it admirable that she would come back to the farm to help with mustering, something she has done throughout her life.