'This means so much': Farmer breaks down after receiving much-needed drought relief

A farming family in rural New South Wales was ecstatic when a convoy of trucks carrying drought relief supplies drove past them, causing one woman to break down in tears of joy.

Tricia James, whose family runs the Musheroo station, near Cobar and Wilcannia in the state’s central west, couldn’t hold back her tears after receiving a water donation and hay bales on January 26.

Ms James’ reaction was caught on camera by her daughter India Kessell.

“All this water means so much,” Ms James can be heard saying. “Thank you.”

A farming family in rural New South Wales was ecstatic when a convoy of trucks carrying drought relief supplies drove past them. Source: Tricia James, India James via Storyful

The water donation was organised by Evie Lyn, a member of the Peterborough community about 250 kilometres north of Adelaide, South Australia, according to Ms Kessell.

“We stayed and watched the rest of the convoy go past. My little boy had been waiting all day to see the hay trucks,” Ms Kessell said.

In another video, filmed by Ms James, her family members wave to the convoy of truck drivers carrying bales of hay.

The family runs the Musheroo station, near Cobar and Wilcannia,in the state’s central west. Source: Tricia James, India James via Storyful

Farmers in NSW and Queensland received a share in around 10,000 bales of hay donated from around the country as part of drought relief efforts orchestrated by a number of organisations.

One group, Farmers Across Borders, sent a fleet of 47 trucks on a 2500km drive from Norseman in Western Australia to Cobar in New South Wales, the Weekly Times reported.

– Storyful