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Port Augusta, South Australia

Port Augusta, South Australia

At the crossroads

Workshop at Port Augusta
Workshop at Port Augusta

Port Augusta is located 322 km north of Adelaide and is a real crossroad. There are roads heading north to Alice Springs and Darwin, west to the Nullarbor and the Eyre Peninsula and east to Adelaide.

The town is literally on the edge of the desert. Drive north along the Stuart Highway and only a few kilometres to the north, the edge of town gives way to flat scrubby land which stretches to the horizon. To the west lie five huge plateaux and there are dry salt lakes beside the road. The strange thing was there had been unseasonal rain, and instead of the dry red earth we came across green fields!

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