1 Like

Breaden Hills
Australia

As the Canning Stock Route passes through the Southesk Tablelands region, the Breaden Hills can be seen. In the late 19th Century the explorer David Carnegie passed through this region and named the Southesk Tablelands after his father, the earl of Southesk. The Breaden Hills were named after a member of David’s party, Joe Breaden. David Carnegie was exploring previously unexplored regions of Western Australia in the search for gold and a stock route from Halls Creek to the Gold fields in the South. Later Alfred Canning used the diaries of David Carnegie to find water in this region during his survey of what would later become the Canning Stock Route.

Today not many people see this part of Australia, but for a few months in the middle of the Australian winter many 4 wheel drivers choose to travel along the Canning Stock Route. This long and isolated track stretches from Bililuna to Wiluna in the South. The route is around 1700 kilometres long and crosses 1000’s of sand dunes over several of Western Australia’s Deserts.

The trig station seen in this photo was likely put there during the government mapping programme of the 1950’s and ‘60s. These stations were viewed with theodolite from many 10’s of kilometres away and bearings were taken in order to measure angles and distances between other trig stations in order to draw maps of the land.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Carnegie_(explorer)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canning_Stock_Route

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trig_station

View More »

Copyright: David rowley
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13592x6796
上传: 02/11/2011
更新: 12/06/2014
观看次数:

...


Tags: carnegie; canning; outback; desert; sunset; stock; route
comments powered by Disqus

David Rowley
Breaden Pool
David Rowley
Canning Stock Route Well 49
David Rowley
Wolfe Creek Crater
David Rowley
Fitzroy Crossing
David Rowley
Windjana Gorge
David Rowley
The Boab
David Rowley
Cathedral Gorge
David Rowley
Thring Rock
David Rowley
Mini Palms Gorge
David Rowley
Echidna Chasm - Purnululu National Park
David Rowley
Canning Stock Route - Well 26
David Rowley
Pompeys Pillar
Nimenenea
Transfagarasan High Alpine Road, Romania
Adi Mera
Palace of the Parliament
H. Adi Saputra
Matsumoto Castle (松本城)- Japan National Treasure
Andrea Biffi
Porto di Camogli - Liguria
Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com
Old Galata Bridge
Шубкин Сергей
Главная площадь ростовского кремля.
Min Heo
inside of old tram in front of Seoul Museum of History
Ramin Dehdashti
Bagh-e Fin - The Fin Garden
Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com
Haydarpasa Train Station
Michael Pop
Meeting of the Romanian Parliament
Ramin Dehdashti
Khaneh Ameri-ha - The House of the Ameri family
Martin Broomfield
Mangrove Replanting Aceh Indonesia
David Rowley
Castle Hill Boulders
David Rowley
Oxygen Starvation high in the Galloway Hills
David Rowley
Mount Eden Sunrise Auckland
David Rowley
Fossil Point
David Rowley
Ballantrae Sunset
David Rowley
The Boab
David Rowley
Cape Farewell
David Rowley
Loch Ryan Slipway
David Rowley
Drift Wood Shelter
David Rowley
Barr Church
David Rowley
The Mighty Dettifoss
David Rowley
Cobb River Camp
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.