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
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
Sturt's Desert Pea
A Reminder that the Desert is not very forgiving
Our two groups at various locations
Woomera - A former Rocket Test Site
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
Along the Oodnadatta Track are some small artesian bores. The above are known as the bubbler and are near Coward Springs.
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.
Many Places needed Wind Mills to gain access to the abundant underground artesian springs.