Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by Ha`la`tha
Such a huge Country with so few people living there.... There must be more to explore in those dry lands? Must be dry for a reason? Just like the
Sahara..... must be something out there.......
It's not very hospitable. There are plenty of cases of people going bush and their vehicle breaking down, and they are basically in the middle of
no-where, and they die. 2 blokes and their dog is a case Im thinking of a few years back. They just took off, didnt tell anyone, and were found, their
vehicle stripped down so they could try drink the radiator water.
Not only is it a dangerous dry place, but in the wet, you get flash flooding that can demolish everything in their path.
There are still many towns and areas that have small communities, as OZWeatherman mentioned Woomera with about 200 I think he said. And then there are
mining towns, but unless you work on a mine, you cannot afford to live there.
The Aborigines before settlement knew how to find water, food, shelter in the harshest areas, but only a handful are still around to pass that
knowledge around, and in a world governed by the dollar sign, fixing the place up so people can live there reasonably comfortable (That's not taking
into consideration the damn flies!!) no-one will bother.
Do a google-image search on Australian Outback and you'll get mostly red earth with dirt tracks as a guide.
And to think, millions of years ago, most of it was under water and was very different.
An interesting like about an ancient coral reef found in the outback.
But in all its danger, I wouldn't live anywhere else.
Another reason I'd dispute the claim that people are going to test the flu vaccine on the Aborigines. Most of them are so remote, they have little
contact with areas with possible contamination.
And the urban locals, would be treated just the same as the rest of us - or maybe even better as they usually tend to have their own self run