Outback South Australia

Outback South Australia

Outback South Australia. The stark beauty of Lake Eyre. The Oodnadatta Track. Marree, the end of the Birdsville track and the beginning of the Oodnadatta Track. Outback Australia.

Aussie Stories - telling about Australia in words and pictures

Joe Mortelliti's life long love, from when he was first given a Brownie camera as a boy, was photography. It was the focus of his work life for many years. He loved to travel with his wife Marion to as many parts of Australia as he could. He had the ability to 'see' the beauty of our land in such a way that he could photograph it for the delight of others. These photos are a legacy that he has left us. Used by permission and with appreciation.
Aussie Stories - telling about Australia in words and pictures

Lake Eyre South, South Australia
Lake Eyre South, South Australia. When Lake Eyre does fill, it becomes temporarily Australia's largest lake as it spreads out to 9500 square kilometres. This occurred only three times in the twentieth century, the latest being in 1989.

At its deepest, it reaches to almost six metres. The bed of Lake Eyre is also the lowest area in Australia, at seventeen metres below sea level. August 2005.

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Wreck of an FC Holden, Marree, South Australia
Wreck of an FC Holden, Marree, South Australia. Marree was originally called Hergott Springs. It was the rail head of the old Ghan railway line.

Camel strings operated out of Marree shifting goods to and from the rail head. Books refer to over 2,000 camels operating out of Marree. July 2005.

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It was also the last stop for this Holden so many years ago. How many times was the radiator topped up, the car jump-started or push started ... until they finally gave up and started hitch hiking?

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Historic Angle Telegraph Pole, Oodnadatta Track, South Australia
Historic Angle Telegraph Pole, Oodnadatta Track, South Australia. Just north of Oodnadatta a memorial remembers all those involved in the construction of the Overland Telegraph Station between Adelaide and Darwin. Commemorating the place where the Overland Telegraph line changed course slightly and became a landmark along the track. August 2005.

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Mungerannie, Birdsville Track, South Australia
Mungerannie, Birdsville Track, South Australia. Originally known as the Queensland Road. We camped at the back of the Mungerannie Hotel and members of our party enjoyed a hot artesian spa.

The Great Artesian Basin is one of the largest artesian groundwater basins in the world. It underlies approximately one fifth of Australia. July 2005.

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Oodnadatta Track, South Australia
Oodnadatta Track, South Australia. The Oodnadatta Track covers a distance of around 850km. This shot was taken not far out of Marree. On the right you can see an example of one of the many large bridges from the Ghan railway that spans across countless floodways. Flash floods causing tracks to be washed away was a major reason for the railway being abandoned. August 2005.

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Oodnadatta Track, South Australia
A different view of the Oodnadatta Track, South Australia. This pic really shows the desolateness of the land the Oodnadatta Track goes through. The barrenness, the isolation, the enormous silence. A very severe beauty. Summer 2016.

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