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Coober Pedy is a small Desert/Underground town in South Australia


History Edit

Eureka !, I found Opal Edit

The First European to settle around the area was John McDouall Stuart in 1858. But the actual settlement was no established until 1915. This was when an Opal deposit was discovered in Coober Pedy by Willie Hutchison. Miners moved in a year later. By the end of the 20th Century, there were over 250,000 Mine Shafts.

Why Coober Pedy has become famous Edit

Because of the harsh heat in the Australia outback, most families chose to live in dugouts or caves which Coober Pedy has become famous for. It it roughly half way between Adelaide and Alice Springs and in 1987, when the Stuart Highway was completed, Coober Pedy became a Tourist Destination and popular pullover point.

Trivia Edit

  • The First Ever tree planted in Coober Pedy was combined with pieces of Scrap Iron.

Gallery Edit

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Northern Territory Galiwinku . Nhulunbuy . Darwin . Tennant Creek . Alice Springs
Queensland Hervey bay . Brisbane . Rockhampton . Sunshine coast . Airlie beach . Gold coast . Tweed heads . Weipa . Cairns . Palm Cove . Port Douglas . Cooktown . Coolangatta . Atherton . Ingham . Cardwell . Tully . Innisfail . Townsville . Bowen . Proserpine . Mackay . Sarina . Yeppoon and Emu Park . Kinka Beach . Zilzie . Gladstone . Tannum Sands . Birdsville . 1770 . Agnes Waters . Boulia . Four Ways
New South Wales Sydney . Mt Kosciusko . Coffs Harbour . Central Coast . Newcastle . Broken Hill
Australian Capitol Territory Canberra .
South Australia Coober Pedy . Adelaide . Port Lincoln . Oodnadatta
Victoria Melbourne . Echuca
Tasmania Hobart . Launceston . Devonport . Burnie-Somerset . Strahan . Coles Bay . Bicheno . Queenstown . Port Arthur
Western Australia Broome . Dampier . Perth