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Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Outback Signs

When traveling the outback you will always come across signs, some funny, some sad, some rude, some informative and some which, well, just don't seem to make much sense.

Here are a selection we've come across (including a few we found on the web but are still relevant).

Although not a sign (but maybe symbolic?), this is an interesting (and maybe fake?) mud pool in the shape of Oz. (From the web)

A funny but meaningful sign from FNQ. (From the web)

Berribee State Forest, only something's missing.

Here you could see the wood for the trees, if there were some.

The Dingo fence near Coober Pedy.

300 Mile Peg at Dingo Claypan. 300 miles down range from the Woomera Rocket Range launch pad.

Original Len Beadell sign, LWRE 1951, at the 300 mile peg at Dingo Claypan.

Radiation warning sign at Emu Field says "Don't Raise Dust". Duh!

Aboriginal radiation warning sign at Emu Field. Presumably you can catch kangaroos but not camp.

Vokes (or Voakes?) Hill Sign on the Anne Beadell Highway.

Atomic Bomb Tests, Camera C Site at Emu Field.

Culturally Sensitive Area on the Anne Beadell Highway.

Unnamed Conservation Park on the Anne Beadell Highway.

Neale Junction on the Anne Beadell Highway. 1000 km from Coober Pedy and 400 km to Laverton.

Aircraft Wreck sign on the Anne Beadell Highway.

Laverton That-A-Way Blokes, at the western end of the Anne Beadell Highway.

Lake Ballard

Warburton Fuel Pumps, where taking photos is not allowed.

Sea Level marker at Giles Met Office, to 1 cm accuracy.

200 Mile rock, on the Sandy Blight Junction Road.

Highest Point Cairn on the Stuart Highway. The plaque provides every possible detail except how high it actually is. (730 m apparently, someone's added it in Texta).

Stuart's "Presumed S" tree at Daly Waters.

Heritage Sign at Fenton Air Base. Sad return for a WW11 veteran.

No feeding Kangaroos sign at Lawn Hill.

Daly Waters Parking "restrictions".

Doomagee Beer "Limit", on Highway 1 in the Gulf.

Boulia Shire 1 and 2 signs, very detailed and comprehensive.

Min-Min Light at Boulia.

Shoe Tree on the Birdsville Track

Somewhat unnecessary sign on the Birdsville Track

Camp Paradise? I think not, on the Great Central Road.

Walk Wade or Swim to the Manning Falls on the Gibb River Road.

Shire of where? On the Great Central Road.

Lift Um Foot, on the Mareenie Loop Road.

Puttum Back Down, on the Mareenie Loop Road.

Desert Queen Baths junction marker in the Rudall River National Park.

Indie Station Gate, near Port Hedland.

Road Kill Cafe in Darwin at Mindil Markets.

Outback Sign on CSR, too easy to miss.

Toilet Seat road junction sign on the CSR which leads to Separation Well.

Veevers Meteorite Crater off the Gary Highway.

Are we there yet? On the Mitchell Falls Road.

Shockie Grove, on the CSR

Spring Gully, on the CSR

Grave sign made from a tin can, on the CSR

No kissing at Lawn Hill?

Igloos in Australia? At Cowell on the Eyre Peninsula.

Pointer to the Visitors Book (glass jar) hanging in a bush at McPhersons Pillar, 30 km east from the Gary Highway.

Water sign half way up a tree on the Gunbarrel Highway. Important not to miss signs like that.

There's important directional information buried in this sign on the Gunbarrel/Heather Highway junction.

Sign at the end of the McPhersons Pillar track, 30 kms from the Gary Highway.

A baby road-train. (From the web)

I wonder how many calls Todd gets? (From the web)

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