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Newman to Murchison Roadhouse

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From Newman we travelled further on through the inland routes towards Kalbarri. We mainly choose to travel along Gravelroads a bit of the beaten track. Towards Sandstone we found a lonely countryside which was livened up by some beautiful sandstone hills. Sandstone itself was a peaceful and beautifully looked after township. Some of the History and as well beautiful landmarks can be discovered along the heritage trail.

Our Next stop was Mt. Magnet. Around which still some mines are operating in search of gold. The countryside features numerous granite ridges and boulders pretty much like the devils marbels. Due to a file transfer error, these pictures from the digital camera were lost, but will later be added from our slides.

Further on the way in Yalgoo we hit really bad weather with stormwinds and strong rains. We found shelter in their local Hotel/Motel. Yalgoo was in the past a prosperous city of around 5000 people at times as they were mining gold. Today the whole shire of yalgoo, roughly 200 by 200km's, are now populated by around 200 people which mainly live from sheep farming. They built a very comprehensive museum that gives a lively insight into the history of yalgoo. Along some more gravelroads we drove on towards Chinamans Rock. A beautiful PicNic spot of the locals and travellers around a granit monolith.

This part ended on the campground of the Murchison roadhouse in slightly improved, but very cold weather. Murchison is the only Australian Shire without a town. The Shire Office and the Roadhouse are located in the outback without a supporting township.


The Road towards Meekatharra Dry Landscape On the Way to Sandstone Hidding Lizard Taken by surprise by an Emu?
Sandstone Ranges near Sandstone Sandstone Ranges near Sandstone Sandston Sculptures Surrounding Landscape Sunset
Sandstone Post Office and General Store Sandstone: Mottlecah Tree with silvery leafs Sandstone: When the pod pops of, it will reveal a flower Sandstone: Flower of the Mottlecah Tree after popping the pod off Sandstone Continental Hotel
Sandstone: Contradiction Well Sandstone Ridges Sandstone: Snaking along the Track Sandstone: Old Brewery. The beer was brewed on top of the cave. It was then kept cool in the cave below Sandstone: London Bridge
Yellow Bushes on the road to Mt.Magnet On the way Pumping water for the cattle Mt. Magnet Mt. Magnet Goldmine
No it is not a racoon Yalgoo from the Lookout The Yalgoo Court House Museum Old Steam Engine used on the sheep farms Antique Radio
The Organ of the Convent Chapel Ironing Iron Heater Former Yalgoo Exchange Telefone used on the Stations Aborigine Warrior
Goo Crossing The convent Chapel Inside the Chapel Yalgoo: Chinamans Rock View from Chinamans Rock
Well camouflaged Grasshoper on the rocks Weathered Granite Rocks No it's not the devils marbels Where shall I jump now?
The Road towards Meekatharra
Dry Landscape
On the Way to Sandstone
Hidding Lizard
Taken by surprise by an Emu?
Sandstone Ranges near Sandstone
Sandstone Ranges near Sandstone
Sandston Sculptures
Surrounding Landscape
Sunset
Sandstone Post Office and General Store
Sandstone: Mottlecah Tree with silvery leafs
Sandstone: When the pod pops of, it will reveal a flower
Sandstone: Flower of the Mottlecah Tree after popping the pod off
Sandstone Continental Hotel
Sandstone Ridges
Sandstone: Snaking along the Track
Sandstone: Old Brewery. The beer was brewed on top of the cave. It was then kept cool in the cave below
Sandstone: London Bridge
Yellow Bushes on the road to Mt.Magnet
On the way
Pumping water for the cattle
Mt. Magnet
Mt. Magnet Goldmine
No it is not a racoon
Yalgoo from the Lookout
The Yalgoo Court House Museum
Old Steam Engine used on the sheep farms
Antique Radio
The Organ of the Convent Chapel
Ironing Iron Heater
Former Yalgoo Exchange
Telefone used on the Stations
Aborigine Warrior
Goo Crossing
The convent Chapel
Inside the Chapel
Yalgoo: Chinamans Rock
View from Chinamans Rock
Well camouflaged Grasshoper on the rocks
Weathered Granite Rocks
No it's not the devils marbels
Where shall I jump now?
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