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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:35:30 AM on 25 July 2014.
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http://www.sdpb.org/blogs/press-releases/2014/07/09/nova-australias-first-4-billion-years/.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/australia-first-years.html.

I don't know if the PBS (Public Broadcasting System, America's educational TV network) show Nova finds its way to Australia, but this one is about Australia. Prehistory.


 
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Looks like a brilliant program, a shame that it cannot be streamed to this region due to rights restrictions. Hopefully it may appear on our SBS channel at some time.
Harold


 
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The photo is a good one and fairly typical of the 'Red Centre' which is the lower half of the Northern Territory. Most of the place is just that red sand, rock in the same colour and the spinifex grass. One day I will dig out some of the photos I took a few years ago when I went to Ayers Rock, The Olgas and Kings Canyon.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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Here's a couple I took last week out near Bourke.

Outback Australia
Outback Australia


Ben


 
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I love a sunburnt country.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 5:36:30 AM on 26 July 2014.
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Some I took back during my trip to Australia in April 1986




 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:32:00 AM on 26 July 2014.
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That's something not often seen now, the cattle grids across the highways. Even those at the entrance to stations and farms are seldom used now, though they are still made. The ones that still exist on highways are a lot stronger though, to withstand the weight of road trains.

Even a working windmill is a rarity - most bores are worked by the humble Davey pump nowadays.

One old-time peculiarity of the NT is returning though, gradually - the true open road with no speed limits. The NT Government has rightly worked out that the road toll there increased when a speed limit of 130km/h was rolled out and these limits are being removed again on most highways so people can concentrate on the road instead of their dashboards.

Outback AustraliaSouth Australia - NorthernTerritory border
Outback AustraliaRoad sign
Outback AustraliaRock formation - Mt Connor
Outback AustraliaAnt species
Outback AustraliaDozens of Zebra Finches
Outback AustraliaLocal flora
Outback AustraliaRock formation
Outback AustraliaLocal flora
Outback AustraliaAyers Rock
Outback AustraliaWeather-beaten surface of Ayers Rock
Outback AustraliaErosion on Ayers Rock
Outback AustraliaClimbing chain on Ayers Rock
Outback AustraliaRock formations
Outback AustraliaRock formations
Outback AustraliaRock formations
Outback AustraliaLocal steer - this bugger copped some horn for just standing there
Outback AustraliaThree emus
Outback AustraliaSouth Australian road safety campaign sign
Outback AustraliaSouth Australian road safety campaign sign
Outback AustraliaSouth Australian road safety campaign sign


The last three photos I have thrown in for a laugh. When this road safety campaign was running in SA it did seem to cause a lot of offence though I must admit I found it funny. These signs were not far from the SA-NT border.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
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