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 …

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 …

The Unexpected Marree Mosque

I love this mosque. It isn’t a real one – it’s actually a replica, dedicated to the Muslim cameleers (often called ‘Afghans’ even though they weren’t!). Outback towns like Birdsville relied on the cameleers. You see, horse hooves sink into Read More …