Wittenoon/Tom Price.

Submitted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 08:00
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Hi Guy's
The road from wittenoon to Tom Price is it suitable for campervans might have a look while I an in that area.

Thanks John.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 09:21

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 09:21
We did the drive last July towing our camper trailer and the road was fine. The road into the gorge at Wittenoom was not the best as it is no longer maintained. Kevin
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 09:57

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 09:57
Keep the windows up, the vents closed and drive slowly so you don't stir up too much dust. Witenoom Gorge area must have been nice once upon a time - such a shame it brought so much sickness and death to so many. There are remnants of a concrete building of some sort just before Witenoom: quite a few messages scribbled on the walls from ex residents - most were kids at the time.
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Follow Up By: Tony H15 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:04

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:04
There is a site on the web devoted to Witenoom's ex residents and the many who died and are still dying today as a result of living and working there, quite sad... Asbestos dust was used as a filler in everything from gardens to roads.
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Follow Up By: Mick T3 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:54

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:54
The waterholes are full of pure fresh water. I slept on the shore of one of them on a soft blue bed of fibrous something or other.

In the creek beds you can find stones covered in natural blue stuff. I collected some and gave it to friends. They didn't seem that grateful and put it in sealed glass bottles and left it outside.

Some of the people who still live there are mystics.
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Follow Up By: Tony H15 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 17:04

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 17:04
Worth bottling...
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:00

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:00
Its an interesting area, a great visit into recent industrial history. We stayed overnight as well at a beaut spot.

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Follow Up By: Tony H15 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 17:06

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 17:06
Yep nice place to visit, wouldn't go there again though - not unless I had a nice white suit and a respirator.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 18:19

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 18:19
Yes, same here, love to go back, but PPE'd up.
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 17:09

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 17:09
Funny thing: they do all they can to discourage people visiting there and all they can to encourage people to visit Karijini. As the crow flies, not a great distance.
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Reply By: disco driver - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 00:07

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 00:07
To all those worried about asbestos, particularly if you are around 70+, don't worry something else will finish you off before the asbestos does.
The negative effects are very slow in creating problems with your health.
So if you are in that age group and want to visit, just go ahead and enjoy the trip.

Disco.
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Reply By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 07:38

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 07:38
I was first through the area in 1967 , in the photo on the left is my 1962 Holden EK . Photo quality is not good it was probably taken with a Kodak Instamatic



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