A Good Rest B&B

51 Dixon Road, Alice Springs, Red Centre, Northern Territory, 0870, Australia | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Alice Springs

Back to the Centre of Australia

A travel blog entry by thethirdcog on Aug 06, 2014

... so many uses from the telegraph station, to the boarding of Half Caste children whom had been placed into Government care basically because they were being neglected from both their Aboriginal parent and their other "white" parent, whatever nationality. Can understand how this came about because the Government felt at the time that they were being abused and living in poverty so needed to arrange for their care so that they would survive. Some stories you ...

Back to The Red Centre

A travel blog entry by 60winterwarmer on Aug 06, 2014

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On the road again, glad to leave Tennant Creek. First stop of the day is at The Devils Marbles or Karlu Karlu, 105 kms south. This is a very sacred site for the aboriginal people. Devils Marbles are a collection of huge, round red-coloured boulders with some individual boulders having diameters of up to 7 metres. They are described as granite rocks of volcanic origin eroded over time into the form and formations they are today. As we are ...

Retracing our steps into Central Australia

A travel blog entry by lyn.jon on Aug 04, 2014

1 comment, 26 photos

... his guitar but had a tinny electronic backing accomplement and sang in a dull monotone voice and was not so good! But hey! It was free entertainment! The next day (Monday), we set off South down the Stuart Highway for 160k and turned right onto a small dirt track 2k North of Elliott. We drove very slowly in 4WD for 12k of very sandy and corrugated dirt road until we arrived at the Longreach Waterhole, which is absolutely fantastic. People have described it as one ...

Alice Springs Part 1

A travel blog entry by heathervdv on Jul 29, 2014

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... the only magistrate, acted as an emergency doctor and even sold rations to travellers. This area is like a little town with a Station Masters residence, a separate Kitchen which also housed the children and their governess if one was engaged. Of course there was the telegraph office, a weather watch area, a foundry, a power house, a building which was called the barracks, a buggy shed with a small area which housed the years supply of flour, sugar and tea, plus ...

A desert Park, two schools and a BBQ

A travel blog entry by frankenichols on Jul 24, 2014

27 photos

... for worm. This is the only school that is run by elders of the aboriginal council. It's purpose is to be multicultural; allowing the children to be taught the education mandated by the Australian government, but keeping their culture as part of the curriculum. The local people are very disadvantage and this shows in the attitudes when it comes to education. We visited a classroom that would normally have 25-30 students and there were only 8 ...

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