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Desert Tracks #1
This is a journey of 3,800 kms in 2003, from Perth Western Australia across the Gunbarrel Highway to Alice Springs and up the Tanami Track to Newhaven Station in the Northern Territory. Chapter 1 covers the journey from Perth, through Cue, Wiluna, Carnegie Station, across the Gunbarrel Highway to the Len Beadell Memorial.
Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 108 of 108 Total. 16550 Visits.
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Desert Kurrajong
Desert Kurrajong growing north of Payne's Find.

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Roadside vegetation north of Payne's Find

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The Granites near Mt Magnet

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Granite Rock formations

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Mt Magnet from The Granites

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Historic Buildings at Cue
Post Office and Police Station at Cue

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Historic Bank Of New South Wales

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Bandstand in Main Street of Cue

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Local Boys at Cue

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Nallan Dam
Nallan Dam was made to supply water to the steam engines when the railway used to run to Meekatharra

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Camping Ground at Nallan Dam

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View from Lake Annean Lookout

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Lake Annean from Hilltop Lookout

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Dunna Dunna at Lake Annean
Dunna Dunna, a member of the Hibiscus Family, growing on the banks of Lake Annean

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View to Lake Annean

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Dry Bed of Lake Annean

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4WD Vehicle at Lake Annean

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Historic Nannine Cemetery

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Historic Nannine Cemetery

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Meekatharra Open-Cut Mine

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Creek Crossing on road to Wiluna

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Reflections at Creek Crossing

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Still Water at Creek Crossing

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Creek Crossing east of Meekatharra

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Two Ringneck Parrots in the branches

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Patterned Bark of River Red Gum Tree Trunk

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Wiluna, main street looking up the hill
Wiluna is at the western end of the Gunbarrel Highway

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General Store at Wiluna
Wiluna is on the western end of the Gunbarrel Highway

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Gunbarrel Highway Sign above Petrol Bowsers
Sign at Wiluna showing distances yet to be travelled on this trip

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Wiluna, main street at turn-off to Gunbarrel Highway

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Gunbarrel Highway Signpost

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Vegetation, Mulga Shrubland

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Wildflowers, Eremophila

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Wongawol Creek Crossing

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River Red Gums by Creek

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Harry Johnstone Water
Harry Johnstone Water is commonly called Mingal Pool

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Mingal Pool on Wongawol Station

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River Red Gums at Mingal Pool

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Picnic Area at Mingal Pool

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A Dying River Gum

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River Red Gums on Wongawol Station

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Dead River Gum

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Carnegie Station Homestead

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Carnegie Station, Sheds and Vehicles

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Carnegie Station Camping Ground

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Carnegie Station Roadsign

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Carnegie Station, Roadsign for Gunbarrel Highway

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Carnegie Station, looking back

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Wildflowers, Flannel Bush on Carnegie Station

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Wildflowers, Flannel Bush on Carnegie Station

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Gunbarrel Highway
Heading East from Carnegie Station

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Roadside Vegetation

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Wild Camels on the Road ahead

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Wild Camels a little closer

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Vegetation
Gum Trees are sparse now

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Spinifex on Red Sand
Young re-growth after bushfire

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Gunbarrel Highway
The long straight road ahead to the horizon

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Gunbarrel Highway
Mulga Scrub on Roadside

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Mt William Lambert, parking area

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View from Mt William Lambert

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Mt William Lambert, plaque

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Cairn on Mt William Lambert - 514m

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Mangkili Claypan Nature Reserve
Reserved in 1977 to protect a unique area of ephemeral wetland within the Gibson Desert

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Mangkili Claypan Nature Reserve

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Mangkili Claypan Nature Reserve

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Entering Gibson Desert Nature Reserve

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Gunbarrel Highway
Camel Tracks across the Corrugated Road

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Wildflowers, Dicrastylis
Verbenaceae. Dicrastylis (Dicrastylis exsuccosa)

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Late Afternoon Shadows on the Gunbarrel Highway

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Approaching Mt Everard before Sundown

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Hill beside Mt Everard at Sunset

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Sunset on Mt Everard

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Sun's Rays on Hill beside Mt Everard

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Sun's Rays on Mt Everard

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Changing Colours of Hill beside Mt Everard

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Changing Colours of Mt Everard

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Sunrise at Mt Everard

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Early Morning View from Mt Everard

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On Top of Mt Everard

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Cairn on Mt Everard

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Mt Everard from Base

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Gunbarrel Highway
Mt Beadell on the Horizon

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Washed-out section of Gunbarrel Highway
It took 2.5 hours to travel 48 kms

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Wildflowers, Eremophila
Wilcox Bush (Eremophila forrestii)

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Wildflowers, Wild Tomato
Solanaceae. Solanum quadiloculatum

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Desert Poplar (Codonocarpus cotinifolius)

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Desert Poplar Flowers

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Gunbarrel Highway
Typical Section of Washed-out Road. It took 2.5 hours to travel 48 kms that morning

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Mt Beadell from Parking Area

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Mt Beadell
Named after Australian explorer and surveyor, Len Beadell

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Len Beadell Information Kiosk

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Len Beadell Information Kiosk

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View of Parking Area from Mt Beadell

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Stone Cairn on Mt Beadell
The name of Mt Beadell was formally approved in 1958 and survey mark and stone cairn built on-site in 1959

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Memorial to Len Beadell

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Plaque beside Cairn on Mt Beadell

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Plaque at base of the Replica Theodolite

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Replica Theodolite
A stainless-steel replica of a surveyor's theodolite was unveiled as a memorial to Len Beadell on the first anniversary of his death

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View from Mt Beadell

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Plaque at Lynette's Bore

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Remains of cemented Camp Fire Place used by Len Beadell

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Wildflowers, Pussytail Mulla Mulla
Amaranthaceae. Large Green Pussytail (Ptilotus macrocephalus)

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Gunbarrel Highway
The road ahead

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Gunbarrel Highway
Another rough section of road

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Spinifex Ring

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Spinifex Ring

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Mulga Shrublands

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Bore with Hand Pump
Good drinking water

   
 
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