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    Rural Ruins with the Land Tadpole

    Station Ruins, May 2020, Southern Flinders Ranges.*

    A glimpse of what was thought to be cropping country from c 1870-1920.

    ..but the rains stopped. It still produces sheep.

    With an...
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    Simpson Desert October 2019

    A trek that went via..
    Hawker SA, Marree, Oodnadatta, Dalhousie, French Line, QAA, Birdsville, Walker Crossing, Coongie Lakes, Dig Tree, Innamincka, Balcanoona, Waukeringa, Yunta.
    Weather was mild...
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    Anne Beadell Highway March 2020

    Just got it done before the Chinese Pox killed fun...

    Anne Beadell Highway traverses South and Western Australia and is approx. 1400kms long
    Surveyed and the track pushed through by Len Beadell...
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    Bore, Flinders Ranges

    While out and about chanced upon a bore being sunk..
    40m 2560ppm TDS sweet water...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dktgRhSodcI
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    4 Graves North of Hawker

    A little meander around the western Flinders Ranges..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOe2bIwI__8
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    Yes you are right there re the eighties... The...

    Yes you are right there re the eighties...
    The family saw a Leyland Brothers show when they broke the secret back in the day. I arrived home after being away for 6 months or so and most everything...
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    Yes Cuppa, it's a great spot, being a full on...

    Yes Cuppa, it's a great spot, being a full on park its a bit restrictive but probably needed in this case.
    It was good for me, second trip away with some of the grand kids, they can enhance things...
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    Coongie Lake Nov '19

    Coongie Lakes.
    Much publicised by the Leyland brothers back in the day.(who can't remember their jingle hehe)
    Formerly part of the Kidman Cattle Empire, thence a regional reserve and since 31 March...
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    Have a shower at Purni Bore..

    A French Petroleum Company first drilled Purni Bore in the Simpson Desert as a strategic well in about 1964.
    When oil exploration activities ceased in the early 1980's the bore was left to flow...
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    Augusus Peoppel's corner

    Poeppel Corner.
    Augustus Poeppel (18391891) was a surveyor and explorer in Australia. He surveyed the borders between Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
    Augustus Poeppel was...
  11. Thread: Farina

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    The bakery is open in May/June primarily to...

    The bakery is open in May/June primarily to supply fresh goodies for the crew who bob up for the annual restoring work..
  12. Thread: Farina

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    Farina

    Located about 600 kilometres north of Adelaide, the tiny dusty town used to be a bustling railway hub.
    Railway made its way to Farina in 1882 and from then on, stock was transhipped to the southern...
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    Page family '63

    In December 1963, 5 members of the Page family perished after their vehicle had broken down in difficult mid summer conditions.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gunVvLvp5PE
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    Found on the Old Ghan Rail Line

    Found along the Old Ghan Rail line, these Kennicott water softeners present as a tower type of tank often still piped to a head tank previously used for filling loco water tanks.
    Treating loco...
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    Waukaringa Gold Mine..

    Waukaringa Gold Mine
    The Alma-Victoria gold mine was the largest single gold mine in South Australia, contributing in the 1870s to the second peak in South Australia's gold production after that...
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    Cradock... Flinders Ranges SA

    Located in the southern Flinders Ranges SA, the old cemetery is but a short distance from the Cradock Hotel. The Cradock Hotel is a great free camp pub with 'Bluey' the talented and industrious...
  17. Thread: A Bush Drive

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    A Bush Drive

    A nice afternoon pottering around the Flinders ranges in SA (private Property).
    The Queens Holiday Long Weekend
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryc-8Z63bho
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    Kanyaka Sheep Run

    Kanyaka Station SA, a prominent pastoral holding in the region, was taken up in 1852 by Hugh Proby. It became one of the largest stations in the area, reportedly employing up to seventy families at...
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    Seemed like a good idea at the time...

    Seemed like a good idea at the time, proclaim a town, grow wheat, all's good. Fortunately sheep still managed to get a feed albeit on much larger acreages.
    140 years later, a cemetery and a couple...
  20. Thread: Boom and Bust

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    Boom and Bust

    Rain follows the plough....

    Not true, from reasonable cropping to dust bowl in less than a generation.

    Goyder was right, now nothing left but a cemetery and a couple of low piles of...
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    True re SA, my 100 series LC has row 2 and 3...

    True re SA, my 100 series LC has row 2 and 3 seats removed temporarily for 7 years. The row 2 seats can be refitted in 20 mins, most of that time spent looking for the carefully labeled fitting...
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    What an interesting old clunker!

    What an interesting old clunker!
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    On ya 'Russel' you're the man hehe,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    On ya 'Russel' you're the man hehe,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    The National Road Transport Hall Of Fame

    Hard to go by the Alice without visiting.

    Located in Alice Springs NT, The National Road Transport Hall Of Fame has a huge number of interesting old trucks and transport related memorabilia....
  25. >mudrunner Hi ya mate, what label maker did you...

    >mudrunner
    Hi ya mate, what label maker did you use, looks very neat!
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