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May 17, 2017 - Outback Journey

Well here we are on our new blog site and hopefully we can continue with our journey on this one for many months to come. So you all are away, we are stuck at present in Roxby Downs as the road we want to take is closed due to wet conditions. Its stopped raining but the mud is so thick and like glue we are hoping to get a clear run in a day or two. Fingers crossed otherwise we will miss out on the most important part of our trip...

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Apr 14, 2016 - Pimba to Roxby Downs

At Pimba we turned off to Roxby Downs (via Woomera) – a purpose built town some 25+ years ago to service the Olympic Dam copper mine. In its heyday Roxby was a thriving town with a multitude of services. Such was the size of the mine that not only was Roxby busy, but there were hundreds of worker “dongas” for accommodation at the site of the mine, and workers were also bussed the 80 klms from Woomera. After the mass redundancies at the mine in 2012 Roxby was reduced to a population of 2,500 (diminishing) and many stores have closed over the...

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May 8, 2012 - Roxby Downs & Andamooka

2nd May Today we travelled to Roxby Downs 77 kms. from Woomera. "The population is 4,500 and was built in 1988 to support the BHP Billiton Mine. They mine copper, uranium, gold and silver.We enjoyed morning tea and a walk around the town. Olympic Dam is the largest underground mine in Australia and was named after a man made dam built to provide water for livestock. The dam was built in 1956 and named after the Olympic games in the same year. (Melbourne)" (source info centre brochure) Unfortunately you can only see the dam by organised...

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May 12, 2009 - Woomera and Roxby Downs

This morning before we left Port Augusta, Rob took a couple photos of the wharf nearby, whilst I was in woolies shopping for some supplies. Then we left the Spencer Gulf of Port Augusta, to travel north towards Alice Springs along the Stuart highway until we turned right at Pimba for Woomera. On the way we saw our first emu, but it ran too fast for a photo shute, so we missed that opportunity, sorry. We got to Woomera in time to have a picnic lunch before going into their heritage centre, which was very informative. We spent a couple of...

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Apr 6, 2005 - Day 3 - The Oodnadatta Track

Being woken by flies at 6 am is not nice, believe me so we were up and about pretty early! Lots of driving and a few toilet stops... wendy and I were already getting a name for needing pee stops, by the end of the trip we were so used to peeing near each otherand seeing each others bottoms it just was funny!!! when there was no bush we just popped behind the trailer!!! We met talk alf, a guy who has made up his own alphabet and has written books into talk stone, some of his carvings are really great! He was a really interesting excentric!...

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