Mail Runs

Sometimes Outback roads and tracks lead not to any particular town or population centre, but rather to a number of properties, or “stations” as Australian pastoral properties are often called. In some areas, there are sign posts listing the names of stations to which a particular road leads, mostly for the benefit of the person doing the mail run. However, such signs are often helpful to other travellers, who know from their maps that they need to take the road which goes pass certain stations.

This sign on the road from White Cliffs in western New South Wales to the Silver City Highway north of the Packsaddle Roadhouse conjures up images of life in these isolated locations with intriguing names.





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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 Mail Runs

  1. Lavinia Ross says:

    Interesting names on those signs. We have some good ones here as well. One of my favorites I happened upon was Bucksnort , Tennessee. Although the most unusual one I have heard of is Toad Suck, Arkansas. I didn’t believe it when I heard it, and went home that night and looked it up. It’s a real place.

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