Friday, April 06, 2007

Inaugural Ghan to the Never Never Journey

March 2007 saw 17 intrepid travellers board the Historic Ghan railroad for a journey to Darwin - then on into the Never Never country of the Northern Territory.

We retraced the epic journey of Jeannie Gunn who travelled from Melbourne to Darwin - then south bound to Elsey Station by train, horse and buggy and sometimes on foot, over a century ago. Her story is well recorded in her classic tome - 'We of the Never Never.'

We met the Aboriginal land owners of Elsey Station, swam in clear springs , witnessed the Wet Season at it's best - and stayed in classic bush accommodation.

Due to the overwhelming response - the trip will be run again in 2008.

See some photos of the journey below...


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