Heading north along the Birdsville Track we passed a number of stations that up until now have only been places on a map. These included Dulkaninna and Etaduna.
We called into Etaduna and obtained permission and directions to visit the Killalpaninna Mission Ruins, a side trip that took us for a short distance to the north-west amongst the sand dunes.
The Bethesda Lutheran Mission was established at Lake Killalpaninna, although I suspect there are long periods of time between the Lake seeing any substantial water, but on this visit we were fortunate to see water in it!
Continuing our journey north we arrived at the Mungerannie Pub where one of the first things we did was to have a thirst quenching beer! The pub and store where established by Richard Sullivan and his wife in 1886 and they remained until 1889. We enjoyed another few beers before the night was out and and we drank a toast to those who have passed this way in days long gone, and a toast to those who are absent…
Here’s to you, Dad!