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The Miners Pathway - Meekatharra

Story: The Miners Pathway - Meekatharra
Episode: 3
Presenter: Carmen Braidwood
Air Date: 29th November 2020

On her journey across the state’s golden outback, Carmen discovers the natural beauty of Meekatharra.

  • There are couple of walking trails in town like the Meeka Creek trail, which is an easy 3km walk along the banks of the Meekatharra Creek.
  • There’s numerous signs along the Meeka Creek trail detailing Meekatharra’s history and indigenous culture.
  • The School of the Air has been a valuable contributor to the continued success of outback towns like Meekatharra.
  • For more than 60 years, they’ve been educating the children of pastoralists, kangaroo shooters, farmers and even people in the tourism industry across the state.
  • Only 3km out of town is Peace Gorge, which was once known as Devils Playground.
  • A picnic was held there in 1919 to celebrate the end of WWI, earning the gorge its current name.
  • There’s free camping at the gorge, making it popular with locals and tourists alike.

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