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Corunna Station, August 2014

Went for a day trip with the Whyalla 4WD Club out to Corunna Station, just out of Iron Knob, SA.

The Department of Defence were going to compulsorily acquire the property. The French family argued that it was unlawful as the Army didn’t need it for their training area but were giving it to the local indigenous community as a trade off for losing some significant sites. The Frenchs won this in the Federal Court. The Feds were going to appeal but decided not to. A win for the family.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/s…-1226756092281

 

Corunna Hills, our destination for the day. IMG_4547

 

Up close skirting the hills

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A Trakta and a grader

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The grader

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Early wattle

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One of Eyre’s base camps is on Corunna Station, as are some old Overland Telegraph poles

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Trakta and a tractor. Jealous of those tyres….

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A pretty photo of a bit of tree….

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On top of the world. Kind of.

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The old Iron Knob township water supply

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Corunna Homestead

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Working the yard

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Video of one of the tracks

3 Responses

  1. Mick

    As usual, great photos, but not surprising with such stunning scenery.

    August 3, 2014 at 21:50

  2. Trevor Scroop

    some more good photographs Andrew

    I am glad that the French family were/ are giving the land back to the traditional owners.
    With a good business plan, more people will be able to visit the area.
    It would have been sad to lose the site of one of Eyre’s base camps, if the army had taken over the area.

    Isn’t it a marvel how the settlers lived in such small houses and it has really only been recent that the station houses have become the bigger homesteads that we see today.

    Well done Andrew and thank you for sharing

    August 5, 2014 at 10:57

  3. Fantastic photos mate. Looks like a great place!

    August 5, 2014 at 19:06

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