Vale Adam Plate

Many readers will be familiar with the legendary Pink Roadhouse in Oodnadatta, and the equally legendary proprietors Lynnie and Adam Plate.
Adam was tragically killed while participating in a car rally in Adelaide on August 24th. Adam made a massive contribution to Outback tourism over many years, first proposing the name “The Oodnadatta Track” back in 1980, and erecting hundreds of informative and often humorous hand-painted signs throughout Central Australia.
A more detailed tribute to Adam will appear in the next issue (#53) of the Bobby Dazzler Newsletter in a few weeks. Our deepest sympathy goes to Lynnie and her children.

About dazzlerplus

Writing about the things that interest me helps me to discover what I think. One of my loves is the Australian Outback, and I travel out there often, and when possible take friends with me.
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One Response to Vale Adam Plate

  1. dazzlerplus says:

    Reader Gillian has written this poem:

    Colour of Roadhouse: pink
    For Lynnie and Adam Plate

    desert night sky
    jeweller’s indigo cloth
    with brilliant uncut scatter

    two pink diamonds
    rare as their iconic
    roadhouse at Oodnadatta

    © Gillian Hunt

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