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Death in the Outback

There is a headstone in the Outback About a Halfway along the Birdsville track Written on it Thomas William Noel Treloar Who was accidentally drowned in Coopers Creek’s fatal shore He was aged in years six and twenty Dying on 6 October in 1920 But the curious thing to be Is the Track is 900 miles from the sea Ya know once and a while the Cooper will come down And flood the creek turning it around And Tom just happened to be there ya see To drown in the Outback so far from the sea. © Paul Warren Poetry

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Date: 1/27/2020 6:08:00 PM
G'day Paul … to find and read these headstones does have you asking many questions indeed. Coopers Creek filling Lake Eyre is a wonderful sight and then to watch the pelicans in their hundreds arrive is spectacular - thanks Paul - Lindsay
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