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To Boddington through the Wheat Belt

After driving through the dry late-summer landscape, we arrived in Boddington, our next stop before going to Dryandra Woodlands the following day.

Boddington has a very nice free camp at the Memorial Park, overlooking the river Hotham. There are two big mines in Boddington: A bauxite mine, used to produce aluminium, and a gold and copper mine. The gold mine is the biggest in Australia, even before the Super Pit in Kalgoorlie. Boddington is the quintessential mining town, with the rough charme and the dry humor that characterises the Australians. The town seems to be quite well off (probably because of the mining industry). A regional artist scattered lots of sculptures throughout the town, and we went for a walk before settling in for a quiet night at the river.

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