Woomera to Adelaide, 12-5-07

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Woomera Observatory
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Woomera Observatory
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Downtown Woomera - Merry Christmas!
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Netball goal -- girls' basketball
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Missile Park
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This is at the nose of the HAD rocket.
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I think I could build one of these.
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The first Australian Satellite.
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Remains of the first stage
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Remains of the first stage
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Remains of the first stage
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About the town. There used to be a few thousand people living in Woomera. Now there are about 380. But the housing, etc. is still maintained. It's a pretty nice place. It's administered by the Ministry of Defence.
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Rocket control, 1960's.
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Fossils
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That is a nice vacuum tube.
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Someone lost a U-Joint on the side of the road.
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Electric tower
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Tree
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Water in the desert.
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These duck have big bills.
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Black swans and white birds (cockatoos?).n
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Black swans
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Ducks
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Ducks and a swan
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A bird.
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Two birds
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Four birds. Galahs, I think.
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Four birds. Gallahs, I think.
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Corella
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Corella
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How many types of birds are in this picture?
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Long legged water birds.
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The dark rocks are welded to the light rocks.
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Roxby Downs. The houses are new, and no houses are available. the Olympia Dam mine has made the town (6,500 people) a boomtown.
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The mine.
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The mine.
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That round rock to the left of my foot looks almost like glass.
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A cave.
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With bones.
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Rental car agreement may have said something about paved roads, but I don't remember.
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Diamonds!
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The Woomera Immigrant Detention Center (for Rapier?) was closed after a short time after some riots, protests, and escapes.
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Wheat! Civilization! I made it from the north ocean to the south ocean.
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