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Convoy to the Devils Marbles

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Six kilometres along the Stuart Highway from the Wauchope pub, a bypass off the Stuart Highway along an old wartime road takes you to the Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

Known as Karlukarlu to the local Wurrumungu Aboriginal people, these weathered granite formations are a registered sacred site and are thought to be the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent.

Although the Devils Marbles was not an official rest stop, wartime convoys usually made a brief welcome stop here to rest and take photographs of the rock formations and magnificent scenery despite a blanket ban on cameras for wartime security reasons.

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A military convoy at the Devils Marbles rock formation, in the Northern Territory in WWII. (Public domain)
A military convoy at the Devils Marbles rock formation, in the Northern Territory in WWII. (PH0238-0824)