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William Creek

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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Copyright: Klaus Mayer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 18/08/2008
Uploaded: 30/08/2010
Updated: 11/08/2018


Tags: william creek; oodnadatta track; south australia; outback; desert
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