The first time I went to Aus, in 1979, the Stuart Highway to Alice Springs was unpaved. I traveled from Mebourne to Adelaide to the Alice, to Townsville and Cairns, then I think back. The route was dusty, and people told me the fine, red dust would get everywhere - even into closed suitcases locked away in vehicles. I really never imagined then that Sydney, all the way over on the coast, could be hit by a duststorm like the one there now.
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