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Oodnadatta, a small town near the Simpson Desert in outback South Australia, has a population of about 250. Oodnadatta lies 1,000 kilometres north of Adelaide, is only 112 metres above sea level and is surrounded by vast cattle stations.

Once an important railway station on the old Ghan railway, Oodnadatta is now a service town to cattle stations and travellers of the famous Oodnadatta Track.

Copyright: Klaus Mayer
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Taken: 17/08/2008
Uploaded: 05/08/2009
Updated: 02/03/2015
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