Coober Pedy Day 2 8/11/2010 November 8th 2010 Coober Pedy comes from an aboriginal way of describing the dugouts the miners lived in "kupa Piti" - white mans hollow.
This is a wild bit of Australia!!
Took to the air today to fly over Lake Eyre.
First we did a fly over Coober Pedy so that our view to the "mullock" hills were fascinating. The small excavated mine sites looked like an ants entrance. The opal deposit runs for about 70km an ... read more
Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Coober Pedy Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
Tonkins touring from WA to the East - Perth, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Pemberton, Walpole, Denmark, Albany, East Munglinup, Dalyup, Esperance, Gibson Soak, Scadden, Grass Patch, Norseman, Fraser Range, Balladonia, Caiguna, Cocklebiddy, Madura Pass, Mundrabilla, Eucla (end of WA), Ceduna, Streaky Bay, Port Kenny, Elliston, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay, Port Neill, Cowell, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Woomera, via Spud's Roadhouse, Glendambo, Coober Pedy, Marla, Kulgera (Northern Territory), Erldunda, Curtin Springs, Yalara, Uluru, Kata Tjuta, King's Canyon, Coober Pedy, Port Augusta, Po... full info