Well Done to this lady.....

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 01:35
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Jenna Brook raised $25,000 for the RFDS, well done to her.
Hope this link works.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-09/woman-crosses-simpson-desert-on-charity-trek/4119540


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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 09:13

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 09:13
Hi Deanna

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It was a great feat by Jenna.


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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 19:42

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 19:42
It was a great feat Stephen, I think I'd been a bit wary of the dingoes, and the camel, I didn't know they would attack like that....geez.


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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 19:47

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 19:47
Meant to ask Stephen, do you guys know her?

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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 18:50

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 18:50
I'd like to thank you for giving us the link to this story.

She sounds like she's a gutsy lady. It's quite a feat.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 19:44

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 19:44
Hi eighty-matey, she sure must be a gutsy lady, only 25 too, good on her and raising that amount of money is a wonderful effort.

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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 20:33

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 20:33
I agree.
Raising $25,000 is an awesome effort.

No wonder her Mum and Dad are so proud of her.

I've heard of camels getting agro protecting their patch before. She must be a pretty switched on lady, really aware of her abilities.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 22:09

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 22:09
You're not wrong there eighty-matey...


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Reply By: Gaynor - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 14:11

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 14:11
Thank you for the link! Great walk. Nice story.

When I did my first CSR hitch from Billiluna to Wiluna, one of the female Aboriginal elders was really concerned about dingo attacks and tried to disuade me.

It was on my second hitch from Kunawarritji to Billiluna that I had close encounters with dingo's at two different wells. At Well 33 - the dingo was scrawny and shy but came to within 20 metres of me requesting food, which I denied it. I did not want to be associated with food.

My second dingo experience was at Well 36 when two came in for a drink. The female was timid but the male was well fed and confident. We had a turf discussion which was resolved with my catapult sending it a sharp sting to the bum. But it was not over as far as the dingo was concerned. That night it rained. I awoke in my pup tent to the suffocating the smell of wet dog. The next morning I saw that the dingo had marked his territory all around my tent, scoring the sand with his paws and possibly bleep too.

Camels - saw lots of camels. They often walked in close to my tent at night and woke me with their gurgling. The first time I thought it was my stomach ... but the noise was loud and coming from outside my tent. They always took off when they heard me move in my sleeping bag to investigate. During the day I often walked to within fifty metres or so, but they kept the distance, casually keeping an eye on me as they grazed of the bushes. Fortunately I did not come across a male in rut. That would be scary!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 22:08

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 22:08
We never saw any dingoes when we did the CSR. When I was a kid (many moons ago) we use to travel the Nullabor regularly, I can remember hearing them when sleeping on the ground outside the car, it was very scary for a young girl like me... I will never forget that sound.

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Reply By: Litlbalt - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 20:14

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 20:14
An awesome job done by Jenna we've just arrived home after a month out in the desert and passed her on the track and donated great cause great effort.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 22:13
It is a great cause Litlbalt, and its good to see you donated to the cause, well done. RFDS is one charity that I do believe in, they do tremendous work and are a wonderful service to the country.

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