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Trip Start Feb 06, 2006
34Trip End Jan 02, 2013
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We spent one week in Nuri, doing the tourist thing. Nuri isn't very big only around 4700 people, then there is Tanunda about the same and then Lyndoch too. Nuri, the name is thought to be derived from an aboriginal word meaning "meeting place" as large numbers of aboriginals once gathered there to trade, and is still recognised as the commercial centre of the Barossa. I counted on the map around 50 wineries in this area. The towns or villages as you could call them are about the same distance apart as driving from Bundy to Bargara. Last week was a fun week, we drove to Gawler and had a bit of a look around. We visited the tourist information centre and had a great time talking with the ladies there. They told us about some great places to find crabs and free camp too. They also told us about Mc Leods Daughters places. Yeah they filmed the series around here. I will tell you more about that later. From Gawler we drove out to the Barossa Reseviour, just south of Cockatoo Valley and there was the Whispering wall. The reseviour holds about 4500 Olympic size swimming pools of water, or 62 hectares of water coverage.
McLeods Series in Freeling.
Mainly in the towns of Freeling, Roseworthy, Kapunda, and Truro.The Sign for Drover's Run is in the information centre there in Gawler.
From here we drove towards Kapunda, Kapunda is a local aboriginal name for "rocky waterhole" and the first thing we saw was this great big statue. It is called Map the Miner. Dave is just a small child compared to the statue. Kapunda has the first Copper mining town in Australia, 1838. We had another visit to the tourist information centre, were you could go downstairs and see exhibits, then up to the top of the building and there was a gallery. We did the tourist drive around the town and you could walk around a mine site. The sign on the front told people that they were not allowed to fossick, yeah right I bet people did slip some into their pockets. There is a lot of heritage there, from old stone built churches and nunneries to houses. Sir Sidney Kidman, who was born near Adelaide in 1857 ran away from home with his pony Cyclops and 50 cents in his pocket. The home he bought in Kapunda in the 1900's is now part of the high school today. During his life time he built up a stock and land empire that either owned or leased over 100 cattle and sheep stations. It also included the largest cattle station in the world at that time.
Hope you have enjoyed this entry just as we have enjoyed being there. On our computer we can double click on the photos and they come up bigger like the screen. Download them if you wish. We have started work on Tuesday, 37 degrees and very hot though only half a day. So now vintage is starting to run faster.
Stay well and take care,
Suzanne and David