White Man in a Hole

‘Tell yer the truth, them blackfellers named it right. Coober Pedy (Kupa piti) means ‘White Man in a Hole’ and he sure is always in some hole or another up there.’ He glanced at me quickly and continued, ” I mean, most fellers still live in them dugouts in the ground – but what I mean … More White Man in a Hole

Kangaroo Orphanage

  Coober Pedy is home to a kangaroo orphanage. We visited there at feeding time. Believe it or not, kangaroos LOVE wasabi peas! Unofrtunately the quality of these photos was compromised by not being allowed to use a flash light (it was dusk and light was not good) and the huge numbers of kids crowding … More Kangaroo Orphanage

Devil’s Marbles

This is the Devil’s country; he’s even emptied his bag of marbles around the place! said John Ross of the Australian Overland Telegraph Line expedition in 1870. The name stuck until it was changed in 2011 to Karlu Karlu/ Devil’s Marbles Conservation Reserve. In 1982 it was registered as a sacred site by the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority.  Protected, … More Devil’s Marbles