Rainfall in the North Queensland Cane districts.

The rainfall bar graphs show monthly precipitation across the agricultural cycle from July to June. Local rainfall dictated the parameters of productivity, and inundated the coastal plain with silt scoured from the soils of the Great Dividing Range. Both capital and labour in North Queensland depended on the bounty of the monsoonal wet season, which blest CSR and cane growing small holders like the brothers Fantin alike.