Interlude: a video
The little video below was made whilst I was on the 2021 camel trek to Lake Frome from our starting point at the township of Blinman in South Australia. It was made on the morning of the day that we walked into Mt Chambers Gorge just after lunch. I made a couple of ‘loading the…
Two Tree Plain
We camped overnight on the plain between Chambers Gorge and Lake Frome after we walking over the low scrub of the flat plain with its Eremphila duttonii We had walked alongside Chambers Creek as it made its way east to Lake Frome. Chambers Creek started at the eastern mouth of the Chambers Gorge — for…
On Day 5 there was a sprinkle of rain in the early morning, during breakfast and as we packed the camels. A sprinkle that just settled the dust and it cleared as we left Wirrealpa Creek. We were still on Wirrealpa Station, and Ryan and Kym spent some time in the mid-morning looking for a…
Camels + walking
The cameleer history and its material culture from 1860-1920 has largely been forgotten. Little remains of this heritage. We have a fragmented history of an era that has almost slipped from view.