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Goldfields Run - Western Australia 2011

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Perth, after a few days business meetings finally picked up my trusty BMW GS8 "Bumble Bee" from a mate in Fremantle / Western Australia, the bike was trucked over from Sydney / NSW and arrived a few days earlier.
Early October 2011, great weather to kick off another run in the Aussie Outback tackling part of Australia's Longest Shortcut, by far one of my favourite rides through the vast and beautiful Australian Outback: Outback Way - Australia's Longest Shortcut - Home

This Western Australia Outback ride included the famous Golden Quest Discovery Trail
"Gold! Gold! Gold!" was the euphoric shout that echoed globally in the second half of the 19th century. This was the era of the great goldrushes that ignited passions, fuelled economies and created massive migrations to some of the world's most remote regions.
The Golden Quest Discovery Trail takes visitors on a journey through the vast landscape of the Eastern Goldfields (Western Australia), revealing the region's vibrant history and its rich amalgam of natural, Aboriginal and European heritage.








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Well, first stop for the last 10 years, as every time I am over in Perth ~ the holy grail of drinkers...
Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle: https://littlecreatures.com.au to meet up with mates.































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The usual walk around the waterfront (Fishing Boat Harbour) just nearby Little Creatures Brewery.













Everyone into decent tunes knows him I'm sure....
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Outback ride preparations and loading up the bike..... remember when dealing with the Outback, don't forget the six P's: Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.









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Perth, early morning start heading out of town....













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Lunch stop in Coolgardie....











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Never been to the west ,looks great ,thanks for sharing.Noel
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Staying and meeting up with mates in famous Kalgoorlie (home of the Super Pit) for a few days off-roading, cold s and some meat burning...





































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After a few relaxing days in Kalgoorlie, hitting the road up the Goldfields trail, Golden Quest Discovery Trail towards Ora-Banda: Ora Banda Historical Inn















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After two cold ones at the historical Ora-Banda Inn riding onwards to Siberia: Siberia WA @ ExplorOz Places
"To Hell or Siberia" in Western Australia was the saying during the 1893 gold Rush and nowadays only the old Cemetery with a few graves and dangerous mine shafts remain.









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The usual road-kill on the shoulder on the short tarmac road up to Menzies from Siberia.



Menzies, another famous stop along the Goldfields Trail, lots of history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menzies,_Western_Australia









































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As a long time license plate, road and highway sign, gas station memorabilia collector admired this particular petrol station outside Menzies....















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Just up the road outside Menzies is the old Menzies Cemetery is, regrettably, the final resting place of well over 100 men and women who succumbed to typhoid fever.
Typhoid was a major killer all over the goldfields from the early years of the ‘rush’ and, at the time, its causes were only just beginning to be understood, but there were a growing number of individuals from the medical community who were suspecting contaminated water was involved. They were right...

The Menzies Cemetery is not only one of largest on the goldfields, but it also features a number of ornate ‘headstones’ cut from tin.

















Menzies Golf Club, ride in the middle of the dusty dry Outback.... they planning a yacht club next the blokes told me in the pub down the road....





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A lengthy pit stop at Niagara Dam, the mobile bar opens for the afternoon and sunset....
Niagara Dam - a concrete gravity dam in the most unlikely of locations. During the usual dry periods the dam level can range from half-full to nothing more than a stagnant puddle of muck.
However for a couple of years after some good cyclone activity in the region the dam is a popular destination for its cool waters.













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Thong Tree between Niagara Dam and Kookynie Ghost Town...









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