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Mar 27, 2006 - WA: Breakdown in the Pilbara

The Pilbara must be some of the most remote countryside in the world, not to mention hardly populated. Basically the kind of place you'd prefer not to have car troubles. We are definitely not blessed with such luck. After a night of dancing with the bugs, we're up and ready to hit the road - bugs are still everywhere and in the light of day we can see why - we've camped right by a creek, which is very picturesque but almost impossible to enjoy. Only respite is in the car, so we pack up quickly and get out of there. Heading towards Tom...

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Nixes On Tour

Sep 15, 2005 - Wittenoom (13/06/05)

Ever seen a Ghost Town? No, not the type that The Specials sang about. I mean a real one. This is one. And of our time, this isn't a relic from the days of the Wild West. Rather, a victim of mishandled Industrialism and failed Governement cover-ups. Asbestos was discovered in the hills behind Wittenoom, and as the wonder product that it was known as at the time, was heavily mined and processed here. Apparently, Rolf Harris was an Asbestos miner in the 60's. Once the existence of Asbestosis was proven beyond doubt, mining ceased. Large...

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Simon -off to Oz!

Jul 6, 2005 - Inland Outback

A long day on the road as we headed away from the coast to the mining town of Tom Price (mining company owns every house in town, and everyone works for them in some capacity or other). The road gets noticeably more 'outback' in texture the further in you get - trees & scrub start to get slightly further apart so that the red, dusty soil becomes more noticeable and starts to become the predominant colour, especially as a few weathered hills start to appear out of the hitherto unrelentingly flat landscape. Hostel was interesting - mainly a...

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Down Under Tour '04



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