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White Cliffs Town Centre

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The opal mining town of White Cliffs is 89 kilometres north of Wilcannia, 1,050 kilometres north-west of Sydney. The town is accessible by sealed road and offers travellers tourist information, fuel, general store, a good watering hole, in-ground and above ground accommodation and an all weather airstrip.

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The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

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