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Archive for August 19, 2021

Day 61 Temple Bar

Morning light

Conversations around us are all variations on one topic – vaccinations, border closures, case numbers, politicians performance in relation to Covid, people not complying etc. It’s time to simply switch off or at night, turn the music up.

We set out today to find the grave of Albert Namatjira and it was simple to do. One street over is the Cultural Centre and in the same street is an Aviation Museum. The cemetery is divided into stark sections eg Presbyterian, Catholic, Anglican, Armed Forces, non-denominational and in the far back corner, “Mohammedan”.

It was easy to pick out Albert’s grave because it’s marked by a big ochre stone and has bench seats nearby. The tiles on the gravestone are painted in the style of Albert Namatjira. The stones in the front have been placed there by people visiting the grave.

Near the front of the cemetery was a grave with a sculpture of a prospector, I couldn’t see any name on it.

On our walk to the riverbed Fergus spotted a lovely little Wallaby enjoying some green grass.

Tomorrow we leave Temple Bar RV Park and it’s characters moving out to Ross River Station for three nights. I think it will be a memorable stay. The only phone coverage is Optus so for us that means we’re off grid until we return to Alice on Monday.