•Drought Pilot Program helped more than 900 farm businesses plan for the future
A pilot program to help Western Australian farming families prepare for drought has received national recognition.
In 1877, Prince Albert and Prince George (later King George V) the two eldest sons of Edward, Prince of Wales, entered the navy. Two years later, the Royal family and the British Government decided the princes should undertake a cruise. They assigned the boys to HMS Bacchante, which was then part of a squadron intended to patrol the sea lanes of the British Empire. After Queen Victoria expressed concerns that the Bacchante might sink drowning her grandchildren, the Admiralty confident in their ship, sent the Bacchante through a gale to prove she was sturdy enough to weather storms.