Coober Pedy, South Australia
Coober Pedy is a town in South Australia. It is famous for the opals which have been mined there since 1915. The town was first settled after opals were first discovered. The town is about half way between Adelaide and Alice Springs, on the Stuart Highway. The highway was named after the explorer John McDouall Stuart, who was the first Europen person to see the area in 1858. The area around Coober Pedy is very dry, treeless flat plains.
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- "Guide to Coober Pedy in SA". Sydney Morning Herald. 14 November 2008. http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-factsheet/coober-pedy--culture-and-history-20081114-66nn.html. Retrieved 31 May 2011.