Coober Pedy – Life in The Desert


https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-u9vtm-fde0b7

Coober Pedy – It might be a remote town smack bang in the middle of the desert but the town has certainly seen it’s fair share of both famous and infamous people over the years . From Billy Connelly to Latvian born soldier turned croc hunter turned Opal miner Crocodile Harry and the USA Speedway community  , it seems this little Opal Mining town attracts people worldwide. And that’s before you start counting movie stars like the cast of Pricilla , Queen of the desert and Mad Max : Beyond the Thunder dome ( who turned their time filming into a month long party – where at one point they were forced to bury their vast quantity of coke and pills in the desert after a drug bust and a strict telling off from their producers – hey , it was the 80’s !!! ) 

Grab a beer and relax as I tell you some of the best ( and most hilarious) stories to come out of the Aussie Desert

 

You can read more crazy and hilarious stories from Down Under  in my book which you can find here: https://www.hachette.com.au/kellie-arrowsmith/skimpy-the-funniest-book-you-ll-ever-read-about-the-northern-territory

Also available online through Booktopia and all good online bookstores and available to download on Kindle , Apple Books etc 

For feedback and story suggestions , or just a good old chat you can find me :

 

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Episode resources : 

https://dailyreview.com.au/carnage-chaos-coober-pedy-making-mad-max-beyond-thunderdome/

https://www.australiantraveller.com/sa/outback-sa/coober-pedy/reasons-coober-pedy-is-delightfully-strange/

Billy Connelly Doco: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpTRCWFwl3A

https://theculturetrip.com/pacific/australia/articles/crocodile-harry-the-man-who-inspired-crocodile-dundee/

https://www.cooberpedy.com/crocodile-harry/

 

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