Farm Machinery and Saltbush Plains (IR)

Boolcoomatta Station, South Australia, 29th March 2015

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We were due to go for a drive later so we needed to consider which vehicles to drive in

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but first there was some farm machinery to contemplate.

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Marvels of modern technology whatever it was they were used for.

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This must have been a relatively recent one judging by the tyres.

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Here we have a template for making and repairing wagon wheels.

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… and the rim of such a wheel lying against the fence.

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This looks like the Swiss army knife of agricultural contraptions

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and this is the shearers quarters where we were staying (although to be precise you are looking at the kitchen and common room).

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Somewhat later we took off and for a while dark matter invaded the sky.

In the last post there was an eagle sitting on a rock.  This is not the same eagle though.

She has a puzzled expression on her face, wondering how a Steller’s Sea Eagle can suddenly be transported from the sea north of Japan to the middle of Australia and at the same time lose what colour she did have.

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And now, looking out from Dome Rock, everything loooks more normal

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and the plains are flat

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and they stretch endlessly

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in many directions.

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Occasional features pop to the surface, perhaps as some kind of mineral lode.

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At White’s Whim and Well there are many relics of the past to consider.

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The mighty highway known as the Wiperaminga Track stretches out towards The Saddle

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and from the same place, another snatch of saltbush country.

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Here we are now at The Saddle

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and somewhat further on, this is a little glade of native fruit-bearing trees of great value whose name I forget.

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4 comments on “Farm Machinery and Saltbush Plains (IR)

  1. Incredible photograph! Love the colours. I would love to head out there and check it out.

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