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It’s a long way…

Thursday, October 29th, 2009 by

We’re nearly at the end of our run, as we cross this wide, brown land from top to bottom. It’s been an adventure – and we’ve seen more than a few spectacular sights.

Wildlife was everywhere, and we saw eagles, hawks, kangaroos, wallabies, camels, snakes, cows and sheep wandering around the place. Unfortunately though, while I kept my eyes peeled, I didn’t quite manage to catch a glimpse of any drop bears (but I did hear rumours of hoop snakes just before we hit Tennant Creek – they’re those ones that bite their tails and then roll along the road like a hoop!).

The Global Green Challenge route goes through a seriously huge stretch of land, all the way from Darwin to Adelaide. The official route goes through cattle stations, Defense Force prohibited land (near Woomera), and a number of prescribed areas where alcohol and pornography are not allowed (many people spend the rest of the trip wondering what exactly they do for fun in those areas!).

Seriously though, over the past few days, we’ve driven over, through and past the traditional ancestral lands of many people, including several sacred sites and other important locations.

We would like to take a moment to acknowledge (and thank) those indigenous people for allowing us to use their land for this challenge.

The following Ananju / Nunga countries are traversed by the Global Green Challenge:

Northern Territory

  • Larrakia
  • Warai
  • Kungarakany
  • Wagiman
  • Jawoyn
  • Yangman
  • Mudburra
  • Jingili
  • Warlmanpa
  • Warrumungu
  • Kaytej
  • Anmatyerre
  • Arrente

South Australia

  • Luritja
  • Pitjantjatjara
  • Antakarinja
  • Arabunna
  • Kokatha
  • Barngala
  • Nukunu
  • Ngadjuri
  • Narrungga
  • Kaurna
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