Saturday, 7 July 2012

Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve

We started the morning being meet by our friendly Splendid Fairy Wren and it's young.

Then the his friend the Veriegated Fairy Wren came to say good morning also.

Then we spotted this Black Shouldered Kite.

Today we went to the Ewaninga Rock Carvings Reserve - The rock carvings (petroglyths) of Ewaninga represent one of Central Australia's earliest and richest art sites. This reserve is an important sacred site called Napatika.

I have also become fascinated with tracks in the sand.

The carvings are thought to be chiseled out by using a sharp chisel rock being hit by a hammer rock. 

This bird is sitting on the famous Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Darwin and then onto the United Kingdom. Alice Springs started out life around 1872 with the completion of the Overland Telegraph. It was the site of a repeater station for the line that was built on the Todd River at an area they named Alice Springs.

In the afternoon we went for a drive around Alice Springs just to have a look at the place. Lee-Anne spotted some of the 'boats' used in the Henley-on-Todd Regatta!!

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