Monthly Archives: April 2012

Aussie Placenames

This is not about the Outback, but I’m going to write it anyway. At the weekend, I drove down to Wagga — or, to be more precise, Wagga Wagga — and on the way was listening on the radio to … Continue reading

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Picture Challenge #7

The post in the picture in this post obviously marks some significant point, but where is it? And what is the brown post in the background? Modesty prevents me from naming the Outback bloke, but you’d have to admit he’s … Continue reading

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Picture Challenge #6

Now here’s a picture which might seem a bit obscure, but let’s see if there’s someone who knows what it is, where it is, and why it’s historically interesting.

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Picture Challenge #5

The Australian Outback is certainly not short on dramatic scenery — even though some of the people who’ve never been there think it’s all sand and flies and heat, so who’d bother going there. This place is certainly breath-taking. Who’s … Continue reading

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Talawana Track

After reading the post about the Canning Stock Route (31st March, 2012), reader Damien raised a question about the Talawana Track, which runs for some 650 kms from Newman in Western Australia’s Pilbara region through the Little Sandy Desert, intersecting … Continue reading

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Stating the Obvious

Back in the good old days, as I recall, one could refer to an atlas of Australia, confident that the state maps would be shown in a logical order, that is, with New South Wales first. I say logical, because … Continue reading

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Picture Challenge #4

Can you tell me what this object represents, what its function is, what it’s made from, and where it’s located?

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