Fly infestation captured on Simpson Desert cameleer’s video creates social media buzz – ABC Rural

Fly infestation captured on Simpson Desert cameleer’s video creates social media buzz – ABC Rural

In outback Australia it is not unusual to have large amounts of flies buzzing around, especially when travelling in remote areas. But a recent video taken in the Simpson Desert has highlighted how bad the insects have been as of late. When Andrew Harper from the Outback Camel Company was …

Gunbarrel Highway’s legacy lives on 60 years after it was forged in the desert

Gunbarrel Highway’s legacy lives on 60 years after it was forged in the desert

Posted May 10, 2018 08:30:04 Photo: Straight as a gunbarrel — the highway in central Australia covers more than 1,300 kilometres. (Wikimedia Commons: gazjo/CC0) The Gunbarrel Highway is a rough desert track that stretches 1,300 kilometres from Carnegie Station in Western Australia to Victory Downs in the Northern Territory. It …

Salvador Dali’s Trilogy of the Desert bought by National Gallery of Victoria with help from public

Salvador Dali’s Trilogy of the Desert bought by National Gallery of Victoria with help from public

Updated May 08, 2018 16:53:27 Photo: Salvador Dali painted Trilogy of the Desert in 1946 after the Spaniard moved to the United States. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) The National Gallery of Victoria is asking visitors to help pay for Australia’s first and only painting by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali using …

How an Aboriginal women’s choir ended up in Germany, singing Lutheran church songs in the languages of Australia’s Central Desert

How an Aboriginal women’s choir ended up in Germany, singing Lutheran church songs in the languages of Australia’s Central Desert

Posted April 19, 2018 18:11:24 Photo: Song Keepers follows the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir as they take their songs back to Germany for the first time. (Supplied) In remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Baroque hymns introduced and translated by German missionaries in the 1870s have helped preserve …

Alice Springs senior uses survival skills to spend relatively comfortable night lost in desert

Alice Springs senior uses survival skills to spend relatively comfortable night lost in desert

Posted April 11, 2018 13:07:17 Photo: Rose was located after search-and-rescue teams swept the area early the next morning. (Supplied: NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services) A 69-year-old woman who set off for a self-described “adventure before dementia” says she didn’t expect it to become so literal after spending the …

Adani groundwater plan could permanently drain desert oasis, scientists say

Adani groundwater plan could permanently drain desert oasis, scientists say

Updated March 21, 2018 20:28:59 Photo: Adani plans to drain groundwater that could feed Doongmabulla Springs, expert Matthew Currell said. (By Tom Jefferson (Lock the Gate)) Related Story: Hardened Adani supporters questioning whether mine will go ahead Related Story: Adani abandons another funding deadline for its giant coalmine One of …

International pilots reach new heights in the desert, as Alice Springs becomes gliding hotspot

International pilots reach new heights in the desert, as Alice Springs becomes gliding hotspot

Posted March 18, 2018 09:13:02 Photo: The conditions in central Australia make it a hotspot for pilots across the globe. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) International pilots are descending on the central Australian desert to break speed and distance records, as the Red Centre becomes a hotspot for gliding aficionados. Terms …