0 Likes

William Creek
Australia

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.

View More »

Copyright: Klaus Mayer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 18/08/2008
Uploaded: 30/08/2010
Updated: 06/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: william creek; oodnadatta track; south australia; outback; desert
comments powered by Disqus

David Rowley
Old Truck In Desert
David Rowley
Edward Sidings Old Ghan
David Rowley
Algebuckina Bridge
David Rowley
Algebuckina Bridge
Klaus Mayer
Catacomb Church
Klaus Mayer
Coober Pedy at Sunset
Klaus Mayer
The Pink Roadhouse
Klaus Mayer
Cadney Homestead
Klaus Mayer
Leigh Creek Coal Field Lookout
Kevin Epps
Simpson Desert Sunset
Klaus Mayer
Marla Roadhouse
Gabor Varga
Flinders Ranges from Razorback Lookout
Marcio Cabral
Pratinha Cave
Jaime Brotons
Lafontroja
Gary Davies
HMS Alliance fwd torpedo room
Stephan Messner
Img 2597 lilienstein mond ii 10mm 16102011 panorama hdr sphere
Marcio Cabral
Pratinha Lake
Ronald Tichelaar
The Narrow Gorge of Mågålaupet
Rami Saarikorpi
Leningrad Cowboys
mielero1980
Cañon de Ordesa - Pirineos - Spain
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Tuschinski
bibouroku tabito
Autumn colour of Atami-Baien (Atami plum garden) 3
Jaime Brotons
Amadorio
Igor Chuevskyi
Minsk, On the banks of Svislotch river (Belarus)
Klaus Mayer
Dunera Boys Museum
Klaus Mayer
Pitt Water
Klaus Mayer
The Big Merino
Klaus Mayer
Coastal Lookout
Klaus Mayer
Mount Grenfell Rock Art Site
Klaus Mayer
Murrumbidgee Beach
Klaus Mayer
Historic Murray Downs Shearing Shed
Klaus Mayer
Salt Museum
Klaus Mayer
Hahndorf Academy
Klaus Mayer
Australian Rules Football Memorial and Thomas Wills Monument
Klaus Mayer
Gibson Steps Lookout
Klaus Mayer
MacKillops School in Penola
More About Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria. We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in! 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. The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself! Text by Steve Smith.