COOBER PEDY is a town in northern South Australia, 846 km (526 mi) north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway. According to the 2011 census, its population was 1,695 (953 males, 742 females, including 275 indigenous Australians).The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there.

Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences, called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat. The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "boys’ waterhole." Source: Wikipedia
Location: Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
Shot on 120 roll film (6 x 7) Kodak Portra
Year: 2015

Image Credit: ‘Boy on Bike’ was a finalist in the Australian Life photography prize in 2016 for Art & About Sydney.

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