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Farina, in the far north of South Australia, was the railhead from Port Augusta … it was extended first to Marree and then to Alice Springs and was closed in the 1980’s. The town was finally deserted in the late 1980’s.

Here is one of the ruins at Farina. Whilst there we stayed at the Farina Station in the Shearer’s Quarters, which was a wonderful experience.


Location: Farina, South Australia, Australia
Camera: Canon 40D EOS
Lens: Sigma 18 – 200mm

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Christina.

  • Thanks Wazza, it was such a treat being in the outback. We were spoilt for choices of which shots to take, and tried getting everything.

    – Chris Brunton

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    looks great place to explore xx

  • Thanks Lynn, it was such a great place to explore and so many photo opportunities. It was such a fantastic holiday out in the Aussie outback. Loved every minute of it.

    – Chris Brunton

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 1 year ago

    Beautiful, Christina! Love how this is framed…my eye was really drawn to these fabulous and interesting ruins…I always wonder, when I see things like this, what the lives of those who lived there were like! Love getting to see the world through the eyes of others!

  • Thanks Karen, it is a very interesting place. It was thriving with the great Ghan train stopping in the town …. but floods and drought made them move the train line to Marree which started the demise of Farina. They needed water for the steam trains and their crops and with the drought the town became a ghost town as people left. Great place to visit and we stayed in Farina Shearer’s Quarters which were containers and it was so cold, I couldnt sleep and had to put on a track suit over my pyjamas, and put a beanie on my head and gloves on. I still wasn’t warm enough so had to put my coat over my sleeping bag. It was quite an adventure.

    – Chris Brunton

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thanks Ray :))

    – Chris Brunton

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 1 year ago

    Interesting … I just love old ruins … beautiful work Christina♥

  • Thanks Bev, it was such an interesting place and part of my fabulous Aussie outback trip I have just come back from. Whilst at Farina we stayed in the Shearers Quarters which was containers. I froze that night but it was a great adventure.

    – Chris Brunton

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Barbara for featuring my image. I really appreciate it.

    – Chris Brunton

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    Nice work here.

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  • Thanks Derek.

    – Chris Brunton

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Very lovely pano!!

  • Thanks for your lovely comment and the fave.

    – Chris Brunton

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

  • Thanks Peter.

    – Chris Brunton

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    Great shot and so typical in colour of outback SA!

  • Thanks Bette, the colour is certainly typical across the ground.

    – Chris Brunton

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