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... dingo strays by very close to the car.
Stopped at Wauchope for breakfast, road house come tavern come accommodation. Nice stop. Next stop was at Wycliffe Wells where I found my missing body of the past 30 years. Wycliffe Wells is the UFO Capitol of Australia so clearly the aliens had taken my body. I could only borrow it for a moment, they wouldn't give it back to me.
Next road stop of significance is Barrow Creek, ...
... best free camps in NT, and I have to agree! The 12k of dirt is well worth it as you arrive on the grassy banks of a huge (what they call a) waterhole, but looks more like an enormous lake and there are camping spots all the way around it. We were lucky to find a nice flat spot near a shady tree close to the waters edge. Some of the spots on the banks are quite sloping, and we saw some people having to dig holes for the van wheels on one side and running the wheels ...
... which no longer exist. The settlement housed numerous people including the stationmaster and his family, a blacksmith, four telegraph operators, a governess/teacher, a cook, plus many others. When the town was moved from the Telegraph Station to its present location in the early 1900's, it was still called Stuart, but there was confusion with the telegraph station being called Alice Springs and the township Stuart, so in 1933 the name was officially changed to Alice ...
... rest were kept from school for various reasons. They may have been traveling to visit sick relatives or other reasons. The principal as well as most of the teachers where white. This was because of the requirements originally of the state. However the principal was working to get more aboriginals educated so they can be certified to be teachers. What I found interesting is that the assistant principal currently is a woman from Fargo in the ...
... been a small town – remains of a police station,
post office, manager’s and assayer’s residences as well as gold offices, the
battery site itself, blacksmith and miner’s huts all scattered around. But I tell you, the lure of gold certainly
took people to remote areas and we can’t imagine anywhere more isolated than
Arltunga. Built in 1898 it was the first
significant European settlement in Central Australia
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