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  • Day244

    Big Bell Ghost Town, Australien

    April 28 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Vor hundert Jahren war diese Kleinstadt noch voller Leben. Heute zeugen nur die Ruinen oder eher das was von den Ruinen noch übrig ist von der Existenz dieser ehemaligen Mienenstadt.
    Wir wandern umher und als wir uns im alten Hotel umsehen, finden wir einen Raum der ziemlich dunkel ist, merkwürdig riecht - obwohl alles offen ist - und wir entscheiden, dass wir diesen Raum meiden.Read more

  • Day7

    Cue

    April 19, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Cue is a heritage listed town. It has some magnificent old buildings that have been restored to their former glory. We had lunch here in a shady park and chatted to some Shire workers who were setting up a new "Welcome Park" for tourists. A welcome park is a day use area where you can park up for the day and top up your water tanks. One of the men suggested we visit a Place called Weeli Wolli Spring Not far out of Mt Newman. Gina Rinehart has a big mine there which she is de-watering and is pouring millions of litres of pristine water daily into it. He said it was an idyllic spot and perfect for a swim.
    After visiting the Info centre we decided to drive out Walga Rock, Dalgaranga Meteorite Crater and the ghost town of Big Bell.
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  • Day7

    Walga Rock, Big Bell and Gt Fingall Mine

    April 19, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Walga Rock is a large monolith located 48 k's from Cue. The main attraction is the aboriginal etchings on the western side of the rock. One being the etching of a white sailing ship which has caused many theories about its origin, as the rock is 325 k's from the coast.
    We also drove out to the Dalgaranga Meteorite Crater which proved to be nothing more than a depression in the ground and pretty unremarkable.
    Then on to the ghost town of Big Bell. This gold mining town was established in 1936 and supported a population of well over 1,000 people. There was 160 houses, a picture theatre, and a dozen shops as well as three churches and two schools. There isn't much left standing except the ruins of two churches and the magnificent hotel. We wandered through the old hotel and were amazed at how palatial and grand it was. We camped the night before heading back to Cue and then out to the relic of the Great Fingal Mine Office. The attraction here is a once beautiful mine office built by Italian stonemasons using dressed stone and it now sits on the precipice of an open cut mine. The large open cut mine there today is the result of a cave-in during 1921.
    Photos 1 and 2: Aboriginal etchings, Walga Rock
    Photos 3 and 4: The once beautiful hotel in Big Bell and us about to leave the ghost town
    Photos 5 and 6: The Great Fingal Mine office Building and the Open cut mine it sits above.
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