@ John Bell: Bellie, I don’t want to alarm you …

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@ John Bell: Bellie, I don’t want to alarm you but I deny your use of the King Canute story.
What the King was doing was demonstrating to his nobles that he could not hold back the tide, no matter how much he commanded it.
He was illustrating to them the limits of temporal power, as opposed to the spiritual. Fact checking always useful.

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Back in the 1980s Boulia gave some insight into what The Alice was before WW2, a small outback rail head, surrounded by cattle stations … not completely the same, no mountains, no Aboriginal missions … but still a time machine for those interested.


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What a tragic situation. It looks like there will be a fair bit of negative comment thrown around.
But there are lessons to learn. I’ve let my Sat Phone account lapse since I left The Alice, but I still carry a registered EPIRB in the vehicle just in case.
A couple of hundred dollars will get you a decent one, still take your extra water, recovery gear etc, but don’t go for a drive out bush without one, IMHO. Tragedy averted.


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