TLF ID R9659
This black-and-white photograph taken by teacher Clifford Everitt in about 1927 shows two young female students standing by a well at Birdsville Provisional School in south-western Queensland. The surrounding landscape is dry and bare. The well is sheltered by a raised covering made of branches and twigs. An old wagon wheel leans against one of the uprights. The children, wearing hats, dresses and long socks, stand on a pile of rocks by the well. There appears to be a crumbling 'pise' wall made of sand mixed with clay at the edge of the well.