The Old Man and the Inland Sea: 'Had a car'

The Old Man and the Inland Sea: 'Had a car'
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Behind the wheel driving through the mining fields, Norman tells us that they used to get into his old Landrover to hunt kangaroo for meat, sometimes hitting the animal with the car. They would take about five or six 'roo back for the old people. Norman would go with a pick and crowbar to dig around where a white man in a bulldozer had dug a trench to search for opals. But, says Norman, that was before grog. When the pub opened in Coober Pedy in 1966, the old people started drinking then, and his friends 'humbugged him to chuck in for booze’. Summary by Romaine Moreton.