Going South in Spring 2016 travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Early start to meet the bus and indigenous local, Graham who took a small bus load of us out to Mungo National Park. It is about 100kms on good dirt road (dusty) from Mildura. On the bus was an elderly gentleman who lived at Kalamia Estate in the Burdekin as a child - talk about a small world.

First stop was morning tea overlooking the lake before we travelled across the the 10kms of dry lake bed to the Great Wall of China on the otherside. This is a moving sand dune (from the westerly winds that blow) on the far side of the lake where Mungo Man and Lady were found in the late 60's and 70's and are now being reinterned. Graham is part of the group who has searched and documented much of the national park and is a really colourful bloke. He showed us places where over 260 other indigenous bodies are also buried as well as telling us about the aboriginal "calendar" and view of the world. Fascinating. We spent about 2 hours up on the sand dunes - time certainly goes fast when you are learning.

Back to the park office near the old wool shed for lunch and a look around. This was a station until the late 70's. More storied and back on the bus for the drive back into town. Wonderful day.



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