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The people began the business of sorrow weeks ago. The beasts, at least twice as high as them, keep their distance. Sounds of the women’s wails echo across the lake. The furry animals would be cute if they weren’t so big, willing to raise hell if cornered.
Around campsites and caravan parks in Coober Pedy the leading question among travellers is: “Where are you heading?”. The unspoken understanding is that nobody could possibly have come all this way with Coober Pedy as the end goal. It is at least 6 hours from a major town north or south with nothing but 4wd tracks left or right.
My favourite thing about Ellery Creek Big Hole is the lackadaisical name, only Australians would reduce over 300 million years of geological activity to the phrase ‘big hole’. You can’t fault it for accuracy, the water is thought to be up to 27 metres deep in places.