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Day 9 - The Birdsville Track - Mungeranie

Mungeranie Hotel / Campground

Bit of a sleep in this morning, not a huge day of driving. Cook up some omelets and coffee before packing up the vans then back on the track on our way to Mungeranie...

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Stop for lunch at the M.V,Tom Brenon Barge Historic site. "M.V Tom Brennan" barge was used during major floods between 1949 and 1956 for transporting mail, stores and drovers across Cooper(s) Creek at Kopperamana Crossing, to stranded settlers on the Marree/Birdsville travelling stock route.

One of the early operators of the punt was Tom Kruse, the well-known Marree to Birdsville Mail Contractor. The barge was named after Dalgety’s Livestock Manager, Mr Tom Brennan, who was instrumental in providing it for the settlers. Dalgety & Co. Ltd presented the punt to the settlers on the Birdsville to Marree travelling stock route in 1949.

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Finally, Mungeranie Campground.... refuel before setting up then off to the pub for a cold beer and some good pub grub for dinner...

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After dinner we sit down at the bar where we are entertained by the publicican.... this man is the true spirit of the outback... kept the kids entertained for almost an hour... the kids also had a lock of hair cut off and stapled to the roof of the pub... there forever....

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