Post by Uncle Henry on Nov 26, 2017 2:03:30 GMT -5
Picture Postcard twenty
To get to Tennant Creek from Katherine I drove south for 418 miles through very hot weather for eight hours. There is nothing to be seen except giant ant hills, an occasonal bush, and a few kangaroos. The soil is bright red, and not, I believe, suitable for cultivation. I cannot say much about Tennant Creek itself apart from noting that the population all rise at six in the morning. For me, who sleep until ten, this is very peculiar indeed.
Let me reproduce what is written on the back of this card:
Tennant Creek This thriving town on the Barkly Tablelands developed from 1934 with the discovery of large gold deposits. This was later enhanced by the mining of copper and silver, The town now also supports a large tourist industry.