N is for Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory; Naracoorte, South Australia; and Newman in Western Australia

Continuing the A-Z of Australian country towns with attendant haiku, today is the letter N.

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Today I was going to focus on places that I have not yet visited, but Naracoorte slipped in anyway.

Nhulunbuy is a remote community in eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. It was established to service bauxite mining and refining. Last month, the town was hit by Cyclone Nathan. Although cyclones are not uncommon in that part of the world, Nathan was a direct hit and caused a lot of damage.

Just under twenty kilometres from Naracoorte are the 26 caves which lie within the Naracoorte Caves National Park. The park is world heritage listed because of the abundance and variety of fossils that are found in the area.

Newman sits in the harsh landscape of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is the accommodation hub for iron ore mining in the area. Our attempts to reach Newman by car were thwarted by unseasonal overnight rain that turned the roads into bogs. We did get to see the stark beauty of the nearby Karijini National Park, and that made the trip worthwhile.

Nhulunbuychurchill flowers 5a
Cyclone season sweeps
Nhulunbuy’s community
to rapid action.

Caves, fossils and more!
Naracoorte presents precious
ancient history.

Newman, mining town –
Pilbara’s refuge from the
scorching summer heat.

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