Timber Creek & Google Earth ??

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 14:58
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Evening or Morning Folks....

While doing a little further research and using Google Earth to locate potential tracks across the Tiari Desert, memories of another place came to mind and so pan left and up I go with Google Earth.

Many of us have probably stood on the bridge to "knowhere" just west of Timber Creek in the Territory.

The one that must have cost millions to build, the one with the nice gate (locked) on the other side of the Victoria River. The one with the wonderfully paved road up into the surrounding hills.

Now I am not suggesting that someone has influence on Google but sure does look to me that the sat pics are edited, just a little.

Mind you if one looks for Pine Gap, some tracks also vanish.

So, to my enquiry.. what is at 15 degrees 35 minutes 15 seconds S by 130 degrees 27 minutes 13 seconds E ?

The sign at the bridge (15, 36, 50, 25 S x 130, 24, 27, 58 E says Defence Dept.

Ok back to trying to find the ruins at Poonarunna Bore for me

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 15:17

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 15:17
Cant see anything wrong there, yeh the sealed road looks like it ends.............into a tunnel

Going to be some serious prangs here though

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Follow Up By: peterll - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 15:24

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 15:24
Ah ! .. the plot thickens ;)

Guess it is a closed road then huh ?

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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:19

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:19
The apprent editing you can see is where an old photo of the area meets a more recent photo. On the section that is still the old photo with dirt road, you can see that there is a carpark/ hard standing area.
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Reply By: Member - Littleborgy (SA) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 15:55

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 15:55
Whi're on the subject of Google Earth, can anyone explain the deal with this?? 12 20 52.19S 130 52 03.90E
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Follow Up By: Member - Littleborgy (SA) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 15:56

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 15:56
Oops, should read "While we're"

Cheers, Brad
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Follow Up By: Members-Neil & Margie-Cairns - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:56

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:56
If you look close enough Brad ,, you'll see its a plane with blue wings ,, made me look at it twice too !!

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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 16:38

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 16:38
Thats the military training area at Bradshaw.

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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 16:55

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 16:55
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Follow Up By: Notso - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:45

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:45
Nice fish!
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:51

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:51
That's what the locals told us when we were up there as well. Yank base originally don't know if it still is.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:10

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:10
The old Bradshaw Station homestead is at 15°20'50.81"S, 130°16'35.00"E

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Reply By: Off-track - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:34

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:34
New road.

If you follow the road from the bridge you will see that when it crosses into the next image the road is unsealed. When it pops back down it is sealed again. Happens at the end of the road just past the buildings.

Indicates that the upper image is a fair bit older than the lower one and therefore does not show the road.
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:44

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:44
On the issue of military conspiracy theories.. this is an interesting place to check out... Nuclear weapon testing site and airfield
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