The abandoned Dawson Hotel, Dave Walsh, Weekend Notes.

Ghost Towns Beyond Goyder’s Line: Heritage Weekend

Marginal lands beyond Peterborough and Orroroo attracted grain farmers who soon failed. A few found gold. Some stayed on for decades but most have now gone. Their towns have scattered ruins of churches, school, cemeteries, halls and stores. We will look at Oodla Wirra, Dawson, Black Rock, Walloway and Johnburg. This is high sparse country but still beautiful. We travel through the Dawson Creek gorge with 13 Creek crossings.

The tour includes dinner, bed and breakfast in a Peterborough motel, plus admission for the Steamtown Sound and Light Show Saturday night. The tour will depart from the WEA Centre at 8:30 am on Saturday and return at approximately 6:00 pm on Sunday.

The price listed is for a single booking. Twin share bookings are available for $368 per person. Please call WEA on (08) 8223 1979 to make a twin share booking. 

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