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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Farina, a Ghost Town Reemerging from its past

We've visited and stayed at Farina just off the Oodnadatta Track many times and its fascination as a ghost town never leaves us.

Once laid out as a busy rural town of several hundred residents with a grid of streets, businesses and a railway station, it gradually succumbed to the remote harshness of the desert environment but was only finally abandoned in the 1960's.

The Transcontinental Hotel at Farina:

This is an ABC Landline report of Farina and its re-emergence from the past.


You can also visit the Farina Restoration Project here.

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