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Perth to Pilbara #2

Travel on from Coral Bay to Nanutarra and the beautiful Ashburton River before arriving at Millstream-Chichester National Park where the spinifex was unusually green due to the cyclonic rains from Cyclone Monty which had flooded the area a few weeks earlier. The 200,000-hectare Millstream-Chichester National Park is a landscape of rolling hills, spectacular escarpments and winding tree-lined watercourses, contrasting with the lush oasis of the Millstream wetlands. Experience the true beauty of the Pilbara in these amazing Gorges, Rocky Outcrops, Snappy Gums and Spinifex.

Date(s): May 2004. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 112 of 112 Total. 89 Visits.
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112 Sunset Fades Away
Coral Bay 30 April 2004.

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113 Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly
Found on the rocks at Coral Bay.

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114 Underside of Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly

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115 Moth at Camp in Evening

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116 Coral Bay Sunrise
1 May 2004.

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117 Jakes Hill at Dawn
Coral Bay.

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118 Pet Cemetery on Jakes Hill

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119 In Memory of Lucy
Lucy 1998-2004. No More Tricks. Time to Relax.

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120 In Memory of Rusty
Rusty 1992 - 2004.

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121 In Memory of Dog

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122 In Memory of Buster Rooney
Buster Rooney 1989 - 2004.

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123 In Memory of Cardabia
Cardabia, foster roo 2004.

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124 Coral Bay from Jakes Hill

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125 Coral Bay from Jakes Hill

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126 Coral Bay from Jakes Hill

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127 Departing Coral Bay

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128 On the Road Again
Highway in the vicinity of Giralia Station.

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129 Cardabia Creek Bed

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130 River Gums in Creek
Cardabia Creek Bed.

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131 Beautiful Trees
Cardabia Creek Bed.

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132 Poison Morning Glory
Ipomoea mullerii. Family Convolvulaceae.

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133 Green Jewell Beetles
Cardabia Creek Bed.

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134 Roadside Acacia

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135 Acacia

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136 The Road Ahead

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137 The Road Behind

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138 Windmill on Uaroo Station

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139 Watering Hole on Uaroo Station

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140 Nanutarra Roadhouse
On North West Coastal Highway.

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141 Guard Dog Off Duty
Taking a well-earned rest at Nanutarra Roadhouse.

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142 Dog's Dunny
Hope the dogs can read!

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143 Nanutarra Roadhouse
On North West Coastal Highway.

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144 Ashburton River Bridge

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145 Ashburton River Bridge
A new Bridge is being constructed beside the present Ashburton Bridge on North West Coastal Highway.

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146 New Bridge Construction
A new Bridge is being constructed beside the present Ashburton Bridge on North West Coastal Highway.

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147 Pretty Ashburton River Scene

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148 Pink Wildflowers

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149 Cliff Lookout Millstream
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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150 Millstream National Park
From Cliff Lookout.

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151 Fortescue River
From Cliff Lookout.

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152 View from Lookout
Snappy Gums and Millstream Palms below in Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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153 Looking over the Edge
Millstream-Chichester National Park 2nd April 2004.

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154 Down Below
From Cliff Lookout, Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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155 Cliff Lookout
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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156 Chichester Range on Horizon
From Cliff Lookout, Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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157 Across the Spinifex
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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158 Termite Trails on Spinifex
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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159 Rock Morning Glory
Ipomoea costata. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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160 Millstream Homestead
Millstream was named in 1861 and the pastoral lease was first taken up in 1865. The Station once covered more than 400,000 hectares and ran 55,000 sheep. The homestead which now houses the Visitor Centre was built in 1919.

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161 Yellow Native Hibiscus
Hibiscus panduriformis. Family Malvaceae.

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162 Old Kitchen
The corrugated iron building at the back of the homestead was the kitchen which was set aside from the main building in case of fire.

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163 Rear of Historic Kitchen
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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164 Old Wood Stove
This huge old wood stove still stands in the historic kitchen.

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165 Old Machinery
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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166 Single Furrow Plough
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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167 Old Relic
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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168 Friendly Kangaroo
This Kangaroo species is called a Euro. Such an honour for the Australian Kangaroo to have the European Currency named after it. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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169 Kangaroo with Joey
This Euro has a Joey in her pouch. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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170 Kangaroo Close-up
These kangaroos at the Homestead have been orphaned and hand-reared before being re-introduced to the wild. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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171 Millstream Creek
The 760 m Homestead Walk crosses Millstream Creek. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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172 Water Ferns
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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173 Flowing Water
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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174 Flood Debris
Flood Debris piled against the trees was caused by Cyclone Monty which crossed the area in March 2004. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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175 Date Palms
Date Palms and Cotton Palms were introduced by pioneers and have now spread throughout the Millstream Delta. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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176 Tall Date Palms
Many of the introduced species of Palms are now being removed to restore the natural vegetation. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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177 Small Waterfall
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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178 Dragonfly
Twenty-two species of dragonfly and damselfly have been recorded in the Millstream wetlands.

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179 Dragonfly
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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180 Chinderwarriner Pool
Fresh water springs from an aquifer to create the lushly tropical Chinderwarriner Pool. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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181 Chinderwarriner Pool
Black Plastic around the edges of the pool is to control weeds. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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182 Chinderwarriner Pool
Paperbark and palm trees surround this deep pool on the Fortescue River. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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183 Millstream Palm
The Millstream palm (Livistona alfredii) has fanned, grey-green leaves and smooth bark. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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184 Millstream Palms
Young Millstream Palms which only grow in this area. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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185 Silver Cadjeput
Melaleuca argentea. Family Myrtaceae. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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186 Chinderwarriner Pool
Millstream-Chichester National Park, 2 May 2004.

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187 Murlunmunyjurna Track
Tall paperbark forests along this section of the Murlunmunyjurna Track. This is a 6.8 Km walk. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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188 Flood Debris
Debris left by floodwaters from Cyclone Monty which crossed this area in March 2004. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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189 Fallen Limb
This large Cadjeput lost a limb during Cyclone Monty. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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190 Grain of Cadjeput
Sections sawn off the fallen limb of the Cadjeput. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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191 Flood Damage
More piles of debris left by the flood waters. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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192 Rising Calcium
The white film on this section of the Murlunmunyjurna Track is rising calcium. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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193 Eucalypts
Changing vegetation further along the Murlunmunyjurna Track. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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194 Changing Vegetation
Spinifex and eucalypts dominate in this part of the track. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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195 Roadside Debris
Debris piled against trees at Fortescue Crossing shows the height of floodwaters from Cyclone Monty in March. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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196 Fortescue River Crossing
Most of the flood water has now receeded. Flood line is shown by debris in trees. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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197 Water Pipeline
The floodwaters peaked 1.5 m below this water pipeline. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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198 Pipeline over Fortescue River
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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199 Tour Guides Steve & Rick
Fortescue River Crossing. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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200 Fortescue River
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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201 Fortescue River
Red Rocky Cliff on river bank. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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202 Snappy Gums
Eucalyptus leucophloia. Family Myrtaceae. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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203 Snappy Gum
Snappy gum grows on rocky slopes of the Pilbara in association with spinifex. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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204 Spinifex
Spinifex grows in hummocks and is widely distributed through the Pilbara region. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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205 Green Spinifex
Spinifex is unusually green this season after all the cyclonic rain. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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206 Stony Ground
Ground is red and stony. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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207 Stones and Spinifex
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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208 Hamersley Range on Horizon
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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209 Scenic Pilbara View
Snappy Gum and Spinifex in Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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210 Shady Trees
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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211 Along Snappy Gum Drive
Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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212 Snappy Gum Drive
Sunshine at last to improve the picture! Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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213 Snappy Gum Drive
Snappy Gums and Spinifex on red Pilbara soil. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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214 Snappy Gum Drive
Lush green spinifex contrasts with red soil. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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215 Snappy Gum Drive
Typical Pilbara scenery. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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216 Snappy Gum Drive
View from Snappy Gum Drive. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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217 Stones of the Pilbara
Close-up of roadside stones. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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218 Crossing Pool
Reflections in Crossing Pool. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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219 Picnic Area
Picnic Area at Crossing Pool. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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220 Millstream Palms
Millstream Palms at Crossing Pool. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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221 Flood Damage
Uprooted trees and flood damage at Crossing Pool. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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222 Flood Erosion
Erosion caused by flood waters from Cyclone Monty. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

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223 After Floods
Crossing Pool camping area was closed to campers due to flood damage. Millstream-Chichester National Park.

 
   
 
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