Marree....old Ghan Railway I

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Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia.


It lies 685 kilometres (426 miles) north of Adelaide at the junction of the Oodnadatta Track and the Birdsville Track, 49 metres (161 ft) above sea level.

-----Population: 70 ----- and....


....the town was home to Australia's first mosque made of mud brick and built by the Afghan cameleers - employed when the settlement of Marree was established in 1872 as a camp for the Overland Telegraph Line as it was being constructed. It also became a railhead for the Great Northern Railway, later known as the Ghan.


------ The town soon serviced all travellers and workers heading north, including the famous Afghan traders who drove their camel trains into the desert and played a significant role in opening up the outback.......


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blackcat49 (No Views… on January 25, 2013

Oh Karin it has been so awfully hot here...but I'm not sure I want to trade you for those temperatures though! :) (just made me shiver reading that!)

Thanks for your lovely comments....glad you like! ♡

InTheBush on February 19, 2013

Great capture!!

blackcat49 (No Views… on February 20, 2013

Hello Caroline....it's nice to meet you!

Thanks for the visit.... :)

Cheers from Melbourne, Pam.

Michele Miccoli on March 12, 2013

Very nice shot, it has to be a nice place, surely quiet!

LIKE

Warm regards, Michele

blackcat49 (No Views… on March 13, 2013

Ha ha! Yes Michele...not much happening around this place. The desert is very quiet.... :)

Cheers, Pam.

Henrik Hoppe on March 21, 2013

Evocative image - good work!! I took the trip with the Ghan a few years ago - very fun to see this abandoned old trains. Greetings from Denmark

blackcat49 (No Views… on March 24, 2013

Hello Henrik in beautiful Denmark!

Lucky man! That must have been a wonderful trip. I haven't been on the Ghan, but we did cross the Nullarbor on the Indian Pacific...and that was a fabulous. They're big deserts aren't they!

All the best to you, Pam.

Florence Auburtin on June 11, 2013

Thanks for this pic from down under ( I'm in France!)
Great color harmony & poesy & nostalgia !

blackcat49 (No Views… on June 12, 2013

Bonjour Florence...it's lovely to meet you! :)

....and many thanks for your nice comments!

Best wishes from the Land Down Under...Pam.

Fonfon (NO Views!) on August 1

Thank you for sharing this photo Pam and for the interesting background. I like the post processing which makes it almost look like a drawing.
Greetings from Guadeloupe.
Fonfon

blackcat49 (No Views… on October 24

Many thanks for your nice words Fonfon....so pleased this one appeals to you! (◡‿◡✿)

Cheers, Pam.

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  • Uploaded on November 14, 2012
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    by blackcat49 (No Views…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 550D
    • Taken on 2012/07/14 13:14:30
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