Pick these places

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:18
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Seeing as the pick this place competition has ground to a halt for the second time in as many weeks...

Can you tell me where these are:

1. Somewhere in the "central deserts" whatever that means.



2. and somewhere perhaps nearby?



3. and somewhere in the Kimberley



However, I can't tell you if you are correct or not.

Cheers
Andrew.
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:44

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:44
1. Secret men's business...
2. Secret sacred site...
3. Secret sacred site...

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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:56

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:56
Yeah okay.

Reminds me of a time I was taking a few indigenous friends out bush... well I was driving, but they were taking me really - well we were out bush and we were going looking for a rockhole somewhere out there... that we never found.

Anyways, one of the ladies in the group asked where we were off to, and the fellas rolled around laughing... and to this day keep retelling the story whenever they see me, when I said, "Oh sorry darling. If I told you I'd have to shoot you".
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:06

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:06
Apologies, was being a bit silly.
To be honest I have no idea . Judging by the amount of rock art I'd say Willie would know.
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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:23

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:23
Well you don't have to apologise - I was joining in the frivolity.
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Reply By: equinox - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:34

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:34
Hey Andrew

The bottom one looks like a Wandjina.

I wonder what is the significance of the cut branches?? (old and new)

I have seen similar in the Gibson Desert last year, though the surroundings were a bit different.



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Reply By: equinox - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:36

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:36
Hey Andrew

The bottom one looks like a Wandjina.

I wonder what is the significance of the cut branches?? (old and new)

I have seen similar in the Gibson Desert last year, though the surroundings were a bit different.



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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:40

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:40
Well my first double post, I'll be damned.
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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:57

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:57
Welcome to the world of the infamous double poster.

Well clearly they are Wandjinas - although that is the first time I have seen such a line of them quite like that...

Intriguing piece of work there in the desert... how long did it take you? ;-)

But seriously, was there any more interesting evidence of activity in the area?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:44

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:44
Yes - in that area - but please don't ask where as refusal may offend lol!! Northish from Alfred and Marie Range.

This picture was taken adjacent to the previous:



and this one was near that one:



and these were found discarded nearby (and left where they were found):



I believe these places are still serviced/visited, though very infrequently.

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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:52

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:52
Is that a desert well?
Now is the only time you own
Decide now what you will,
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For the clock may then be still

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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:57

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:57
Looks like a rock hole to me.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:57

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 20:57
You are both correct - and there was water in it. There were hundreds of finchs in that tree but they flew away when I got there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:02

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:02
Allan ,
Wonderful photos,
thanks , Willie .
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:03

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:03
Sorry Alan , I gave you an extra "l"
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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:16

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 23:16
It looks like the bloke on the right in the first photo is having a slash !!!

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Reply By: Louie the fly - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:19

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:19
A cyberspy told me that this is the next Pick This Place.

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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:32

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:32
Oodnadatta track, Coober Pedy in South Australia.
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Follow Up By: Louie the fly - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:40

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:40
Close, it is in SA. Good guess.
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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:44

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 08:44
Ah you bugger - it looks like you've been taking photos on my front lawn at the moment...

damn them flies
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Follow Up By: Bega Photographer - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 13:05

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 13:05
That's one of the pictures that NASSA took out the back of Andamooka for the the Luna landing hoax.

Regards,
Laurie.
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Follow Up By: Louie the fly - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 17:42

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 17:42
Give up? It's my back yard. I had some holes dug to put a carport up and took photos in case the council wanted them.

You guys got closer in 3 guesses than some of the dinkum ones?

For your efforts you all win.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 09:59

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 09:59
1 and 2 look a bit like the country adjacent to parts of the Tanami Track .

No.3 is Panda-Goornnya Wandjina site on the Drysdale River .

I have been to this area , but due to water logged tracks at the time , could not get into this particular site . I am looking at a photograph of the site on page 184 of Graham Walsh's book "Australia's Greatest Rock Art"

Willie
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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:40

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:40
On 1 and 2, Tanami Track was one of my ideas. Do you mean near the Granites Mine? Also just north of Kulgera on the Stuart Hwy there are some similarly shaped rocks that I am yet to stop for.

Thanks for the reference on the Wandjinas...

Cheers
Andrew.

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:17

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:17
Andrew ,

Honestly I cannot remember - I am an old fart with a memory like a sieve . It was on the Northern half of the track and the granite outcrops were on the northern side of the track - some quite large . I was in a hurry , or I would have gone exploring .

Now that you mention the Granites you have jogged my memory and I remember some granite outcrops that had been fenced off with " no entry " signs - probably by a mining company , but it was not these ones I was thinking of , although they definitely have significance as aboriginal sites .

Equinox has been to some interesting spots .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:24

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:24
Andrew ,
How come you have not listed your 2008 tour itinerary ?
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:31

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:31
Very busy with a couple of projects and tours sold to wholesalers.

There will be a new website which is also holding it up a little.

Thanks for asking,
Andrew.
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