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Alice Springs


Alice Springs is a town in the North Territory of Australia. It is the second largest urban area in the territory, with a population of 26,486 as of 2005.

The town is almost exactly in the geographical center of Australia, and also lies in close proximity to Uluru (Ayers Rock) which is probably Australia's best known natural landmark, as well as being an important focus of aboriginal culture

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Alice Springs to Ayers Rock/Uluru Driving Guide

By Amanda Markham & Travel Outback Australia

Released: 2017-03-12
Kindle Edition (154 pages)

Alice Springs to Ayers Rock/Uluru Driving Guide
 
Product Description:
The only Alice Springs to Ayers Rock/Uluru travel guide you'll need!

A complete driving guide to one of outback Australia's most iconic road trips through Australia's spectacular Red Center.

For less than the price of a cup of coffee!

Over 110 pages of information, maps, photos, sightseeing and trip planning advice, written by outback locals with over 20 years of experience living and working Australia's Red Center.

-TWO complete, detailed driving itineraries (not just what's on the web)

-Four original local/expert sightseeing itineraries of 5-10 days not published elsewhere

-Uluru to Alice Springs itinerary plus extended side trips and options

-Detailed sightseeing, accommodation, trip planning and preparation advice

-Our detailed beginner's guide to vehicle preparation and packing guides, based on more than 20 years of living and working in Outback Australia

Written by the people behind the number one travel resource for the Australian outback on the web, Travel Outback Australia.com, this guide will show you everything you need to know to plan your Ayers Rock- Alice Springs outback trip of a lifetime.

Alice Springs DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: Aussie City Notebook for Alice Springs, Australia (Oceania City Notebooks in Lists)

By Younghusband Australian City Notebooks

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (144 pages)

Alice Springs DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: Aussie City Notebook for Alice Springs, Australia (Oceania City Notebooks in Lists)
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This Aussie City Notebook is designed to inspire listmakers and curators and travelers to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and to journal the Plonk! out of their time in the city. This city notebooks is a do it (all) yourself notebook crafted for independent travelers and thinkers! So, Alice Springs!

Alice Springs is a brilliant city! Which begs the question, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized?

You hold in your hands a journal and city guide painstakingly crafted for listmakers, curators, travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook can help you keep all your important information about Alice Springs organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this notebook to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Alice Springs has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time with boots on the ground in Alice Springs! This is the perfect place to write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city — which is why it’s your diy city guide in lists.

Make your time in Alice Springs more fun, more organized, more productive and more creative by making Alice Springs DIY City Guide and Travel Journal your trusty travel sidekick.

Alice Springs (The City Series)

By Eleanor Hogan

University of New South Wales Press
Released: 2012-11-01
Kindle Edition (337 pages)

Alice Springs (The City Series)
 
Product Description:

A personal, evocative, and unflinching account, this book reveals the texture of everyday life in Alice Springs, Australia, through the passage of the local seasons. Alice Springs, the most talked about yet least familiar place in Australia, is isolated and has extreme seasonal weather: searingly hot and bitterly cold. It is the heart of black Australia and the headquarters of the controversial Northern Territory Intervention. Questioning why frontier conflicts still hold sway in a place possessing a striking landscape and modern facilities, it will appeal to locals and visitors alike.

The Red Centre Way Guide: A Complete Driving & Sightseeing Guide

By Amanda Markham & Travel Outback Australia

Released: 2016-09-26
Kindle Edition (171 pages)

The Red Centre Way Guide: A Complete Driving & Sightseeing Guide
 
Product Description:
The only Red Centre Way/Mereenie Loop guide you'll need

A complete driving guide to one of outback Australia's most iconic roadtrip adventures, the RED CENTRE WAY.

Over 100 pages of information, maps, photos, sightseeing and trip planning advice, written by outback locals with over 20 years of experience living and working Australia's Red Centre.

Includes:

-TWO complete, detailed driving itineraries
- Alice Springs to Uluru via the West MacDonnell Ranges & Kings Canyon
- Uluru to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon & the West MacDonnell Ranges
- Detailed sightseeing, accommodation, trip planning and preparation advice
- A detailed beginner's guide to vehicle preparation and packing guides, based on more than 20 years of living and working in Outback Australia

Written by the people behind the number one travel resource for the Australian outback on the web, Travel Outback Australia.com, this guide will show you everything you need to know to plan your Red Centre Way/Mereenie Loop adventure.

Adelaide & Northern Territory Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay

By Brenda Armitage

Released: 2014-07-18
Kindle Edition (80 pages)

Adelaide & Northern Territory Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay
 
Product Description:
Named by Lonely Planet as one of its ‘Top 10 Must-Visit Cities of 2014’, the city of Adelaide is an emerging international tourist destination in South Australia. Adelaide has also been ranked as the most liveable city in Australia and as one of the ‘Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in the World’ by The Economist.

Australia’s Northern Territory includes the majestic Ayers Rock, the town of Alice Springs. Darwin is Australia's gateway to the Asian Far East and also to the sparsely populated Australian Outback. It is a city characterized by a vibrant fusion of east and west, of the youthful and the ancient.

The Hard Light of Day: An Artist's Life in the Australian Outback

By Rod Moss

SKYHORSE
Hardcover (256 pages)

The Hard Light of Day: An Artist s Life in the Australian Outback
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A rare glimpse into the Australian heartland and the interactions of black and white Australians through the eyes of an artist.

Two years after artist Rod Moss arrived in Alice Springs in Australia’s outback to teach painting, he met an indigenous couple who had set up camp in the gully beside his home. Over the next twenty-five years, his friendship with Xavier and Petrina Neil and the friendships that grew from it with the families of Whitegate, an Arrernte aboriginal camp on the outskirts of town, would nourish and challenge Moss beyond his imagining.

The Hard Light of Day offers a rare insight into the reality of life in the Outback, from the contours of the MacDonnell Ranges and the textures and sounds of Arrernte culture, to the endemic violence, alcoholism and ill-health that continue to devastate Aboriginal lives. In recalling the relationships and experiences that have shaped his life and work in Alice Springs, Moss reveals the human face behind the statistics and celebrates the enriching, transformative power of friendship. Illustrated with Moss's evocative paintings and photographs, The Hard Light of Day is an incredible journey into a world that is rarely glimpsed, and an artist's chronicle of the moments that have inspired him.

Alice Springs, Central Australia

By Peter King

Barker Souvenirs
Paperback

Alice Springs, Central Australia
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My First 80 Years

By George Brown

XLIBRIS
Released: 2017-01-27
Paperback (502 pages)

My First 80 Years
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George Brown wanted to write about his interesting life for his family and friends. He loved writing and kept diaries of some of his adventures during his later life. In 1970 he helped his wife, Nan Brown, to write a book about their adventure living in South Georgia in the Antarctic for two and a half years in the mid-1950s. The book is entitled Antarctic Housewife.

George lived in some very diverse places—Glasgow, Edinburgh, was at sea in the British Merchant Navy sailing to Asia, Africa, and India during the war at thirteen years of age, Grytviken, South Georgia, Alice Springs in Central Australia, Queensland Sunshine Coast, and Adelaide. During his time spent in Alice Springs, he worked as the Director for the Royal Flying Doctor service for thirteen years from 1957 when Alice Springs was a very small town and the only communication for people in the outback was a two-way radio. He and his wife then started the first travel agency in Alice Springs and were able to travel to new destinations together for their business. George then began a two-way communication business in Alice Springs, selling radios, phones and equipment for communication in the outback of Australia.

This was called XLCom. He operated this for several years before retiring when he and Nan moved to the Sunshine Coast and lived between Alice Springs and Mooloolaba. His daughter Catriona ran the business for them. George was involved in the community in Alice Springs for years; he started the Alice Springs Pipe Band with friend Ron Ross. He also was a lifetime member and past president of Mbantua Rotary Club and was heavily involved in rotary community fund-raising events like the Henley on Todd for numerous years. George was a member of the Show Society and organized the annual Alice Springs show, which was the highlight for families in Central Australia. He became involved as a volunteer in the Alice Springs Pony Club when his daughters started riding at a young age. George was president of the show Jumping Club and became a show jump course builder.

They traveled to Edinburgh where he owned a flat to tour around Scotland, but sadly, his wife died in 1995 due to suicide. George was totally devastated that the love of his life could end her life so tragically. George then returned to Australia to build a large place in Alice Springs and live with his two daughters, Fiona and Catriona, and their families in a large shared house on a block out of town on the Todd River. He kept himself busy by gardening, building a cottage, traveling to places like Europe and South Georgia to learn more about places he had visited in his earlier life. He had developed a real interest in World War II and the British Merchant Navy. He caught up with friends from the various stages in his life and reacquainted himself with his family living in Australia and England. He was invited to South Georgia to help restore the church and the community of Grytviken for tourits to visit as South Georgia and the Antarctic were opening up for tourism. He spent several months back in the place he loved the most.



 
 
 

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