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Jun 24, 2016 - Friday 24th June Sunday 26th June Woomera

Leaving Curtain springs, we drove straight to a camping spot in a gravel pit just before Coober Pedy called Anita bush camp, as usual we were the only ones there. Saturday morning we both were excited as today was the day we would be in Woomera, it's the place where Mal spent 10 years of his life working along side the US Airforce at Nurrungar. On arriving we booked into the Woomera caravan Park for only one night as Mal said that will be enough time to show me around, in my mind I was thinking, some of his old mates might still be here...

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Jun 19, 2016 - Woomera

Up the Centre 19.6.16 Woomera Yesterday we went through the museum here at Woomera, it was very interesting. A good place to be as it was raining most of the day. There are about 150 people living here in Woomera. So that means there are many empty houses and even more empty barracks. The whole of Woomera is owned by the Defence Force. The caravan park is leased and has three of the older double story barracks at one end. Some of the rooms are used, office, laundry, and some hired out, but many empty. Today we woke to sunshine. Lovely and...

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Jun 17, 2016 - Woomera

Up the Centre 17.6.16 Woomera Today was a day of contrasts, we started off driving to Roxby Downs, 85km from Woomera. This is a mining town built 15years ago. It is a nice tidy area, the information centre is the library, a cafe, with a separate room for all the young mums and their children to meet, an art gallery, a theatre, and information. The shopping centre has a large Woolworths supermarket, chemist, hairdresser, and a few others. The young lady at the information desk was really helpful, even was able to tell us where and when we...

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Jun 16, 2016 - Peterborough to Woomera

Up the Centre 16.6.16 Peterborough to Woomera 310km Today started off showering and freezing. After leaving Peterborough the showers turned into quite heavy rain. We stopped off at a coffee shop at Wilmington. Couldn't face coffee in a cold van. Lovely lady said we could have an apple muffin or an apple muffin, she had the day off yesterday and that was all that was left. So we shared an apple muffin. From the coffee shop you could walk through to the local op shop. The rain continued until well past Port Augusta, so didn't feel inclined...

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Apr 14, 2016 - Roxby Downs to Woomera

Back to Woomera, to what can only be described as a ghost town. The current population is around 200, and most of the houses are empty. From the glory days of the largest rocket research site in the world (post WWII), to being the 4th country to launch a satellite (1967), to this sadly neglected relic in the middle of nowhere is a tragedy to see.

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Tardis Travels 2016

Sep 25, 2015 - Woomera

Friday 25 September 2015 An easy start to the day as all we had planned for the day was to visit the museums in town. Made some pikelets, so had our coffee with pikelets, jam & cream before setting off for town. Looked through the first museum on the history of the beginning of Woomera and the testing of the bombs and rockets. Very interesting and enlightening displays. The volunteer lady was very helpful, answered a lot of our questions. Of course there are things happening here, as we suspected. Also queried her re the number of infant...

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Sep 24, 2015 - Woomera

Thursday 24 September 2015 Another day, and what a contrast to yesterday. Felt sorry for the township of Woomera (and we still do). Have been told today the population here is about 150 at present, and that reflects in all aspects here. We set off this morning for Roxby Downs, not really knowing what to expect. We were told to watch out for a field of Sturt's Desert Pea along the way, and what a sight it was! An area of around 50m x 50m greeted us, such a beautiful sight. Apparently they haven't flowered for four years, so feel very...

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Sep 23, 2015 - Iron Knob to Woomera

Wednesday 23 September 2015 Farewelled Neil & Judy, Ellie & Rosie, then finished our packing and headed off towards Woomera. Made a fuel stop in Port Augusta and then headed north. Not too much change in scenery again today. It has been a lovely warm day in the sun, cool in the breeze, and not a cloud to be seen. Good road today, and made a stop at Island Lagoon which showed a photo opportunity. Certainly not disappointed when we pulled off the road to see what was there. Quite a sizeable scenic salt lake. Passed a few salt lakes on the...

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Apr 10, 2015 - Woomera via Port Augusta

What a long beautiful day. Susie and I left separately from Murray Town to continue to charge the Suzuki until we reach Port Augusta 73 klms away. At PA we stopped at Coles and topped up for the week and then filled up both vehicles using our Coles docket and then connected up for the trip to Woomera another 173 klms. On reaching Woomera we checked into the local caravan park as the stories about the locals seem true around here. The country side changed three times on the trip up. From scrub country with trees, to nothing, to salt bush...

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Sep 18, 2014 - Day 5

We drove a lot today. We stopped at Port Germein for lunch where we saw a very long jetty. Then we kept driving to a town called Woomera. There was an amazing sunset. I first saw it from my triple bunk bed. It was a very amazing and beautiful. We went to our friend’s cabin and watched a show. Afterwards, we found a scorpion outside their cabin door.

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Jul 31, 2014 - Woomera

Woomera was a big military town after ww11. It housed military personnel involved with developing and testing missiles etc during the Cold War. . Mums family lived there for a while when she was little. I went to the museum and checked out the playground filled with rockets and aeroplanes I thought it was pretty unusual to have missile launchers and rockets in the playground, but hey , it's an an usual place

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Apr 25, 2014 - Hawker to Woomera

After spending two days in Hawker we headed to Woodmere via Ororoo, Port Augusta and Carney. Between Port Augusta and Woomera we took a nature break and then as I walked out the entry door the wind grabbed it and virtually ripped it out of my hand breaking two of the three hinges. Spent nearly an hour taping it on with Duct tape and continued on our way. The wind was extremely strong and was tossing the truck all over the shop.

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