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Out beyond the Mooki

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bazzam

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Here's one that some of the old-timers from VOZ may remember.

Whilst now we enjoy the beauty of the outback from our study, soaring above those incredible VOZ outback textures - it is worth paying tribute to our hardy pioneers who braved this fierce continent before the age of wings...

So with images taken over Orb-X's Tamworth (FS9 freeware) surrounds and apologies to Barcroft Boake for my misquoting verse from his classic "Where the dead men lie" here is my little rememberance -

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Far out beyond the Mooki, trapped beneath a vast azure sky

Far out beyond the Mooki - that's where the dead men lie!

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Out on the wastes of the Never Never

where the heat-waves do dance forever

That’s where the dead men lie!

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Out where the grinning skulls bleach whitely

Under the saltbush sparkling brightly;

Out where the wild dogs chorus nightly

That’s where the dead men lie!

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Deep in the brown, flowing river

Under the banks where the shadows quiver

That’s where the dead men lie!

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Where the platypus twists and doubles,

Leaving a train of tiny bubbles.

Rid at last of their earthly troubles

That’s where the dead men lie!

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Strangled by thirst and fierce privation

Out on “Moneygrub’s” farthest station

That’s how the dead men die!


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