More Living Sculptures near Broken Hill, NSW.
Before we go any further I would like to thank Jose for painting a beautiful picture of the Tamar River in my city, Launceston. Thank you.
When people travel in the Outback and or people living in the outback distance is never an issue. If you ask someone how far it is to a certain place, the answer is often 'just down the road'. That could mean 300km, or 5 hours drive or so. Within that distance there are no houses or towns however, there is a place to buy petrol with a roadhouse attached to buy a meal. We always took water and extra petrol when travelling the outback and indeed had to use the latter many times.
There are a few Stations planted here and there in the Outback with a Homestead and it could be 150 to 250km from the Homestead to the main highway so on the Stations there are freezers, the power isn't real realiable as generators are used, water is scarse if there is no bore water. I have a cousin and his wife who travelled extensivly within Australia and they both worked on Stations all over Australia for many years after other successful careers and I did receive many letters by snail mail back then from them as email were not available. I presume many Stations have the Internet these days and from memory it did arrive during my cousins being on different Stations but with limited use.
Stations in Australia - other places in this world might call them a Ranch.