Early Days of Tourism
By The West Macs
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These are stories from the people that experienced the early days of tourism in the West Macs.
||The beginnings of Tourism||ALL LOCATIONS Centralian Historian, Dick Kimber talks of the development of tourism in Central Australia. Image Source: Alice Springs Historical Images, Alice Springs Town Library Roger Crowe||31 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Early Tours (Image copyright: Trudy Hayes)||SIMPSONS GAP The fledgling tourism industry of the 1950s was certainly an experience but was not exactly sophisticated.||30 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Resort Style Living (Image copyright: John Spencer)||SERPENTINE CHALET John Spencer describes the basic amenities of the early Serpentine Chalet and how the resort was constructed. Photo courtesy John Spencer, capt: Tourist buses at Serpentine Chalet||29 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Slow Tourism, complete with bulldust||ALL LOCATIONS Doing a circuit of the West Macs sights in the old days was true, adventure tourism.||28 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Serpentine Tours (Image copyright: John Spencer)||SERPENTINE CHALET Remote locations can sometimes call for some creative thinking in helping visitors.||27 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tourism opens up the Country (Image copyright: Roger Crowe)||ALL LOCATIONS John Spencer explains his experiences of early tourism into the Glen Helen and Ormiston area.||26 10 2010||Free||View in iTunes|