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William Creek

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William Creek was named after a lake and creek which were named in 1859 by explorer John McDouall Stuart after the second son of John Chambers, a pioneer pastoralist and a supporter of Stuart’s explorations.

The locality was established in 1885 as a railway watering and service point on the old Ghan railway. Entirely surrounded by Australia's largest cattle station Anna Creek with 14,800 square kilometres, William Creek is the closes settlement to Lake Eyre North and has the only pub between Oodnadatta and Marree which also remains the last iron hotel left trading in South Australia.

William Creek has an airstrip, a golf course, petrol station, tyre repair, camping grounds, bar, meals and accommodation in the historic hotel filled with thousands of momentoes left by visitors.

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Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

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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Text by Steve Smith.

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