The Ghan

According to Great Southern Rail, The Ghan is one of the world’s greatest rail journeys. SBS has even made a TV show about it. The Ghan now runs from Adelaide through Tarcoola and then roughly follows the Stuart Highway up Read More …

Tom Kruse Truck

Imagine following a 500km cattle trail over dunes and across stony gibber plains, without meeting another soul. In the 1930s, before phones and portable radios, Tom Kruse did just that. Once a month, Tom delivered supplies and mail from Marree Read More …

Lyall Oldfield

Lyall Oldfield has been dubbed ‘The Mayor of Marree’. In fact, Marree doesn’t have a mayor because there’s no council. I think it’s under the jurisdiction of theĀ Outback Communities Authority. Marree has a progress association to take care of town Read More …

Marree Cemetery

Before 1974, Marree was so segregated that even the cemetery was separated into European, Afghan and Aboriginal areas. The cemetery’s full of interesting grave stones. You can pick a map up from the Marree Telecentre and go and take a Read More …

Marree full of surprises!

Who’d have thought that a tiny outback town like Marree could have such a fascinating story! Marree was a cultural melting-pot of Afghan cameleers, European settlers and local Aboriginal peoples – the Guyani, the Dieri and Arabunna. Although the different Read More …