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« Reply #125 on: May 07, 2015, 12:42:58 PM »
The colours in those latest pics are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #126 on: May 07, 2015, 03:09:10 PM »
The colors are amazing out here. Missed a great sunset last night, it looked incredible I must get some photos.

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« Reply #127 on: May 07, 2015, 05:47:13 PM »
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Eutre gorge. Unsure of the spelling.
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« Reply #128 on: May 07, 2015, 06:55:05 PM »
Really enjoying this thread Mark.
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« Reply #129 on: May 07, 2015, 07:43:31 PM »
Many thanks champin and also for the pm's.

A great sunset tonight but only had the mobile phone to take a pic.



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« Reply #130 on: May 07, 2015, 08:08:37 PM »
Geez Mark, all these pics are giving me an itch to head to the red dirt country!!! ;D
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« Reply #131 on: May 08, 2015, 02:07:53 AM »
You may have missed the sunset last night, but you got the one tonight :D
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« Reply #132 on: May 08, 2015, 08:12:34 AM »
Wow! What an adventure Mark. Glad you're both enjoying the experience. Living the dream :cup:

Looking forward to your updates and more pics.

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« Reply #133 on: May 11, 2015, 07:41:09 PM »
Geez Mark, all these pics are giving me an itch to head to the red dirt country!!! ;D



Few more weeks and I will be in the Gulf hoping to take same sort of photos. Hanging out.
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« Reply #134 on: May 11, 2015, 08:51:44 PM »
This weekend we are heading out to surveyor generals corner where WA, SA and NT meet. Leaving sat around 3.00pm,after Penny finishes work, with friends Peter and Sue. We will be camping somewhere in the bush before arriving early Sunday morning and then heading back.

It's roughly 280 klm there so approx 560klm round trip. As it gets dark here early, around 5.15pm, we will drive for about an hour and a half before setting up camp. Looking forward to camping in the bush with a nice fire.

Should be able to get some great pics.

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In June 1968 two monuments were erected at the junction of the boundaries approximately 127 metres apart running east-west along the 26th parallel south. The most easterly monument common to all three jurisdictions was named Surveyor Generals Corner at the suggestion of the Director of National Mapping.[4] The site is not named after a single Surveyor-General, because there were a number of them present as follows.[1]

On 4th June 1968, two concrete pillars were completed to mark Surveyor-Generals Corner in the presence V.T. O'Brien, Acting Director of Lands, N.T., P.J. Wells, Acting Surveyor-General, N.T.;H.A. Bailey, Surveyor-General, S.A.;Harold Camm, Surveyor-General, W.A.; and B.M. Allwright, Surveyor, N.T.[1]

From 7 March 2003, access to the area was restricted following a decision by the Irrunytju (Wingellina) Community in whose traditional land the Surveyor Generals Corner is situated. Access to the area is limited to guided tours and visitors require a special permit in addition to the standard Great Central Road transit permit.[5] The nearest settlement is the Aboriginal community of Kalka in South Australia, situated on the Gunbarrel Highway just a few kilometres to the south.

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« Reply #135 on: May 11, 2015, 08:59:38 PM »
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Yes please share some pics when you get back. That corner is the last one I need to complete the set and I will get there one day, hopefully within the next 5 years. I know you are probably on the inside there but can you please detail permits etc. Thanks.

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« Reply #136 on: May 11, 2015, 09:10:24 PM »
Given how pernickety the place names mobs are, as it is named after several Surveyors General I'm surprised the plural hasn't been applied in that form.
Should actually be Surveyors General's, but those place name mobs don't like apostrophes.
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« Reply #137 on: May 12, 2015, 07:20:35 PM »
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Yes please share some pics when you get back. That corner is the last one I need to complete the set and I will get there one day, hopefully within the next 5 years. I know you are probably on the inside there but can you please detail permits etc. Thanks.
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« Reply #138 on: May 12, 2015, 09:47:19 PM »
Mark

Your living a sensational adventure, very different and exciting!!!

As mentioned in your extract above there is a huge amount of restricted area around there. Hopefully you get the ability to go explore a heap of it!!! 

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« Reply #139 on: May 13, 2015, 08:27:42 PM »
I just caught up on this thread again Mark. Sounds like a great trip planned with Sue!

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« Reply #140 on: May 13, 2015, 11:31:19 PM »
I just caught up on this thread again Mark. Sounds like a great trip planned with Sue!

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Yes mate looking forward to the expedition.

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« Reply #141 on: May 14, 2015, 12:21:50 AM »
Gee it's hard to believe we where there 4 weeks ago today mate, wish we had more time in your area.

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« Reply #142 on: May 17, 2015, 10:09:41 PM »
We left Sat around 1.30pm for our trip to Suryeyor Generals Corner. About 40klms out of Warburton we came across some locals with a flat tyre which we assisted to get them on their way. As the sun sets early here, around 5.00pm, so we found a spot off the road to set up camp for the night around 4.30pm



We had cut some wood a couple of days earlier and bought with us but as it was going to be a cool night we were lucky to have firewood on tap.

The next morning the wind was blowing with a slight chill factor.



We arrived at the corner around 10.30am. The road in from the main road is not signposted but says private property. A short distance up the road and we arrived.





There is a small covered area.



Approx 50 meters further up is another post.





As you can see the markers are both not done as they should be but it was different being able to walk around three states and three time zones.

A short walk and there is an out station that looks abandoned. There are 2 drop toilets here.

On the way back we came across the usual herd of camels.



Just north of Blackstone the unusual hills were hard not to take a few pics of.





The dirt road was good and all up about 560klms round trip.

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« Reply #143 on: May 17, 2015, 10:10:55 PM »

Some pics from Sue who we went with on the trip.

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« Reply #144 on: May 17, 2015, 10:11:50 PM »
For more information about going there send me a pm.

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« Reply #145 on: May 17, 2015, 10:21:36 PM »
I see Sue and Pete went in Pete's big yellow bus...has Sue got her Defender out there with them also?
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« Reply #146 on: May 17, 2015, 10:33:33 PM »
Fancy getting vthe markers do worn, FFS!!!!

Also, why 2?  I would've thought there would only be one, at the corner itself.
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« Reply #147 on: May 17, 2015, 10:35:39 PM »
I see Sue and Pete went in Pete's big yellow bus...has Sue got her Defender out there with them also?

Yes Sue has got her defender here.

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« Reply #148 on: May 17, 2015, 10:42:25 PM »
Fancy getting vthe markers do worn, FFS!!!!

Also, why 2?  I would've thought there would only be one, at the corner itself.

I think they are right, I've red somewhere that the S/A-N/t border isn't a straight line with W/a there is a small kink where they meet.......
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« Reply #149 on: May 17, 2015, 10:48:10 PM »
I think they are right, I've red somewhere that the S/A-N/t border isn't a straight line with W/a there is a small kink where they meet.......
That makes sense of the markers, ... a pity about the 'grafitti'.
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