Very interesting country east of Burra.

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Over the last 6 weeks we have been exploring great station country east of Burra.

If you are ever in the area, make sure you leave the bitumen and see what those great dirt roads have on offer.
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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 07:49

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 07:49
Stephan, are these public roads, PR's or station tracks? Some great country, on the bucket list now. John
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 07:59

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 07:59
All the tracks are marked public roads and require lots of time to explore.

Most of that country is barely seen by outsiders as it is not publicised.

On track yesterday to Fareaway Hills, we were meant to be travelling on.

I was out there with a friend doing a photographic shoot when we stopped to take some photos of a kangaroo under a tree..........well bugger me, it was a poor Kelpie, well over 20 kilometres from the nearest station.

The poor dog had jumped off the back of a Ute earlier that day when 50 kilometres away doing stock work. We made a 20 kilometre detour to Braemar Station to reunite the lost dog.

Travis took this photo when we were getting close to the homestead.....the dog knew it was going home.
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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 08:11

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 08:11
Thanks, we have a saying in the navy, Bravo Zulu, meaning well done, for rescuing the dog. Than ks also for the info on the roads, need to get the map out.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 08:21

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 08:21
Thanks John, and when you head into that country, plan on taking lots of time there is just so much to see and many special remote camping locations
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 10:38

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 10:38
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Hi Stephen,

There is a lot of South Australia's formative history in the area surrounding Burra.
I sometimes wish that I lived closer to there.
My grandfather spent many years working and exploring for minerals in that area and his journals make interesting reading.
Thank you Stephen for showing us some of it.
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Follow Up By: Aussie1 - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 10:47

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 10:47
As West Aussies, we have always found South Australia full of great surprises and look forward to returning.
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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 14:48

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 14:48
Looking very regal in that last pic. Where's the crown? LOL... W
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 19:38

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 19:38
With a view like that, you feel like you are ruling the world.......lol
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 17:14

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 17:14
On the list Stephen L, my pops first step into oz as a 2 bob pom was in adelaide 1923. He worked as a farm labourer somewhere in this area, may have even slept in one of those stone houses, being a taffy.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 19:40

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 19:40
There is just so much special country east of the Barrier Highway, it will take a long time to fully explore.

When you go, take your time to take it all in.
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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 22:38

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 22:38
Hi Stephen,

Love your work - have you made it out to Mount Hopeless yet?

Cheers
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In whatever comes our way.

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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 23:15

Saturday, Nov 07, 2020 at 23:15
Unfortunately not yet Alan, that in another great part of the Northern Flinders Ranges
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Reply By: Duncanm - Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 at 15:36

Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 at 15:36
Great photos Stephen and top marks for rescuing the dog. Looks like interesting country.

Regards Duncan.
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Follow Up By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 at 16:52

Sunday, Nov 08, 2020 at 16:52
It’s fantastic country and have been on the phone most of the morning with station people to get to even more places out east of Burra.

I have even had a long talk with Braemar Station and they are so great full in the safe return of the Kelpie.
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