Cooper Creek

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Cooper Creek

(ˈkuːpə)
n
(Placename) an intermittent river in E central Australia, in the Channel Country: rises in central Queensland and flows generally southwest, reaching Lake Eyre only during wet-year floods; scene of the death of the explorers Burke and Wills in 1861; the surrounding basin provides cattle pastures after the floods subside. Total length: 1420 km (880 miles)
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One of the wineries, Cooper's Creek, has already named its sauvignon blanc 'Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush'.
I had been in e-mail contact with Elizabeth for some time as she discussed her hypotheses that Timothy O'Hea VC had died in Ireland and that it was his brother John who was lost near Cooper's Creek. I found Elizabeth's story fascinating and after reading the book wrote to her that "This is a really remarkable story.
The story then continues to New Zealand, Sydney,, and the ill fated journey from Sydney to Nockatunga and towards Cooper's Creek from which O'Hea did not return.