Photos supplied courtesy of John Hassler. Please be patient whilst they load as there are a lot of them. If you need a larger sized

copy please email me and I will get one to you. Only the small sizes are shown due to the size and number of them. I will provide

more detailed information on each location and picture if requested [and if I can remember].

 

The Buildings and Crumbling History of the Oodnadatta Track

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Dalhousie Homestead

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Dalhousie Homestead is near Dalhousie Springs. It was the homestead that operated closest to the fringe of the Simpson Desert and

was quite spectacular in it's day, now merely a set of ruins.

 

Changing Views of the Desert

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Sturt's Desert Pea

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A Reminder that the Desert is not very forgiving

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Our two groups at various locations

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Woomera - A former Rocket Test Site

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Woomera is now unused but used to be a major cog in the USA British and Australia Missile testing program.

Refer to Len Bedeall's books to learn more about how this area was developed b the military.

 

Water in the Desert

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Along the Oodnadatta Track are some small artesian bores. The above are known as the bubbler and are near Coward Springs.

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Purnie bore on the Western side of the desert. The 2nd and 3rd photos were taken at dawn. This entire

oasis is man made and a by product of mining exploration when the bore was left un-tapped. the resultant

area has grown and expanded to it's current state over many decades.

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Many Places needed Wind Mills to gain access to the abundant underground artesian springs.

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