Opals were first discovered at Coober Pedy in 1915 and, since then, the town has become an icon of outback ingenuity.
From the lunar landscape to the colourful characters, you’re invited to find out more about the world centre of opal mining at this family-friendly fun day of talks, tours and hands-on activities including:
• Fossicking for opals
• Fossil casting workshops for kids
• Talks hosted by Peter Goers
• Free family theatre performances
• Opal jewellery info sessions: bring your treasures with you to find out more about them
A full program is available here!
Henry Lawson’s The Loaded Dog
As part of the ‘Coober Pedy comes to town’ celebrations on Saturday, you’re invited to a FREE theatre performance of Henry Lawson’s classic mining tale, The Loaded Dog. The Loaded Dog is an explosive tale about three gold miners and their overgrown pup Tommy. When he steals a stick of explosives it ignites as he runs past the fire, leading to mayhem and chaos.
Recommended for audiences from 5 to 95, there will be limited seats available on the day but you can reserve your spot now online, click here.
Performances are 45 minutes long and start at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the South Australian Museum website here.
What: Coober Pedy Comes to Town
When: Saturday 7 November 2015 | 1am – 4pm
Where: South Australian Museum | North Terrace
Who: All ages
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