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7th January 1933 cont. - sunset approach to The Alice
The train was running about one and a half hours late when we approached the Alice about sunset. As we passed through the gap a party of natives came running toward the train with much noise, a mixed looking lot. We were told afterwards that many of them had come into the Alice from great distances just to see the train for the first time.

The other side of the gap opened out into a flat valley surrounded on all sides by the spurs of the ranges. And there was Alice Springs.