This white surface is a dried salt lake, this is unfortunately pretty common in Australia: the excessive agricultural practice of irrigation causes the very abundant salt in the soil to come back to the surface or simply dries lakes such as this one, leaving only a layer of salt.
Cf the Australian chapter of "Collapse" by prof. Jared Diamond about civilizations collapses and survivals where he details Australian water and salt problems.
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Photo taken in Wentworth NSW 2648, Australia
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