National Library of Australia oral historian and folklorist Rob Willis has a plan. He reckons if he collects enough weather yarns – it could well bring on the rain.

Willis, who hails from Forbes in Central West NSW, one of the hardest-hit drought areas, listens to farmers’ stories, good and bad, and collects them to include in the National Library of Australia’s collection.

Through this work, Willis wants to help farmers around the country – and maybe even bring a bit of light relief to these hard times.

Read more on the media release.