Outback Servo for Photo Shoot

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:43
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I've been asked to think of the location of an outback servo for a film company for a photo shoot that fits certain criteria. I couldn't think of anything - can you???

Criteria:

Ideally run down, dirty, surrounded by red dirt, big enough for road trains to use, but most importantly, based on a dead straight road running from horizon to horizon and ideally one that road trains do use, bitumen or dirt, with nothing at all nearby so very flat and barren, (not even trees, hills, etc.), basically someplace where that a person in a car would not want to break down... a bit dodgy so to speak.

Any ideas where something like this exists? Anywhere in Australia, but preferably in WA (to save travel costs).
ExplorOz
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:52

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:52
How about the shop/servo at Cockburn the one right on the border?
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Reply By: koh - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:53

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:53
Sounds a bit like my back yard Michelle.... ill forward on some pics :)
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:57

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 16:57
Rabbit Flat?ne cede malis
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Reply By: Arkay - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:02

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:02
Without knowing the criteria...........
How about Pink Roadhouse (Pinks), Itatyrka Terrace, Oodnadatta Ph. 08-8670-7822. Pretty famous already - and colour pink looks great in colour movies?
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:05

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:05
Michelle,

Tenindewa siding, 18km's from Mullewa immediately springs to mind. No, it's not a servo but I imagine a film company would have no trouble putting a couple of bowsers out front and hey presto! There's a pic (granted not a very good one) on my website:
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If your interested, let me know and I'll email you a better high res. scan.

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:08

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 17:08
Hang on, let me try that link again!
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:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
Camprite TL8 offroad camper
http://www.users.bigpond.com/flatdog
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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 19:58

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 19:58
Gday Michelle
if you cant find one thats run down let me know you would be amazed at what a dab of paint ect in the right spot can do
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Reply By: Member - Paul - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 20:23

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 20:23
Ther's an aboriginal store come servo on the Gibb west of Mount Barnet but I can't think of the name and ther was nothin around it in September.
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Follow Up By: Barry B - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:25

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:25
that would be the Imintji store... nice place to stop for an ice cream and stretch the legs.
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Reply By: maverick - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:05

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:05
Overlander, Billabong, Nanuturra, Yellowdine or the Eyre Hwy. bye
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Reply By: Barry B - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:32

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:32
That sounds just like Spuds roadhouse at Pimba S.A. and they even have the thriving metropolis of Woomera about 5 km down the road where a film crew could stay.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:42

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:42
Theres a crapped out old servo on the road to ayres rock (lassiters hwy) about ½ way to the rock..._____________________________________________

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Reply By: Member - Matt- Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:50

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:50
G'day Michelle, for road trains, straight roads and red dirt, I reckon either Pardoo or Sandfire between Headland and Broome. I think Sandfire is a bit rougher than Pardoo
Matt
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 09:52

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 09:52
my sentiments exactlyAllyn
Where to next ?
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Reply By: Member - Stephen (Broken Hill) - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 22:53

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 22:53
With a bit of cosmetic "de-beautifying" the Packsaddle Roadhouse (180 k north of Broken Hill) could be made to fit that bill. It has the road from horizon to horizon covered as well as being flat and barren.

Cheers
Stephen J.
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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:05

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 23:05
I agree with Matt.

Sandfire Roadhouse was the first to come to mind. With a bit of clever camera angle I am sure you could miss the few trees out the front.Bush Bappo's 4WD Club
Get out there & have a look
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Reply By: greendog - Saturday, Nov 15, 2003 at 13:55

Saturday, Nov 15, 2003 at 13:55
hi micheiie ive got the perfect place for you ,no servo but as one of your members said it would,nt take mucch to put in a couple of bowsers the place CURDIMURKA RAILWAY STATION on the oonadatta track it,s flat track runs from east to west ,dusty and it,seem,s to be in the middle of no were cheer,s peter
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Reply By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 13:14

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 13:14
Thanks everyone for all your input - some top ideas here. I was thinking of the Warburton roadhouse - the only place I've ever seen the fuel bowsers chained up - now that's scary... plus the Hells Gate roadhouse up on the Gulf - great name, pretty rough looking but I can't really visualise how far off the road it is - been a few years now. Amazing how I've travelled around this country countless times, no doubt been and seen some of the shabbiest roadhouses in Australia, yet when pushed to the point - just couldn't visualise any of them.

Our film man has said to pass on his thanks to you all for your inspiration - he was so impressed with the feedback that he thinks he can even squeeze in our logo in the credits!!

Shame its not a Steven Spielberg, but hey, gotta start somewhere don't we.ExplorOz
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