Category Archives: OODNADATTA News & Events
This article includes corrections 30/8/2012: The tragic death of Oodnadatta Pink Roadhouse owner Adam Plate at the Targa Adelaide Championship Rally on Friday 24 August has numbed the outback town of Coober Pedy and local pastoral districts. The many pastoral families and … Continue reading
Adam Plate of Oodnadatta Traders (Pink Roadhouse Oodnadatta), a general outback business employing up to 12 people, this week expressed dismay at the electricity price rises which he said will be “much greater than suggested”. Adam Plate said he heard … Continue reading
Between 80 – 100 travellers are currently stranded at William Creek event after torrential rains engulfed the far north over the past 24 hours. Some of the stranded include visitors who travelled for the district’s annual Bronco Branding event over … Continue reading
16 year old Marla/Mintabie schoolgirl, Daisian Taylor wins place at Bart Cummins and Gaye Waterhouse Equestrian School after local race The Oodnadatta-Oz Minerals Cup this year was named in honour of past President Ron Napier, who managed Allandale Station. Ron passed away earlier … Continue reading
Dear Sir, [Open letter to Mr. Conlon] In Oodnadatta our electricity is supplied by Energy SA diesel / Lpg generators with distribution and accounts by ETSA. We experience an increasing number of failures despite various upgrades over time. Your Energy … Continue reading
After years of lobbying by Far north communities around Oodnadatta, roadworks to mitigate flood damage and increased tourist use have finally commenced between Oodnadatta and Hamilton Cattle station – works to realign and resheet a 28 km section have re-commenced … Continue reading
Residents of the bush in both SA and NT are mourning the loss this week of one of their own, Brett Schmidt.
Storms, wind and flash flooding for Flinders, northeast pastoral and parts of the north-west pastoral districts, while far northern pastoralists say the November rainfall is eight times the November average this year.