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branham2016 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Adelaide, Australia5,390 contributions78 helpful votes
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Situated on a gentle bend in the mighty River Murray, the Special Place for Jimmy James, a noted Aboriginal tracker, is very well realised utilising Indigenous art and modern design. It has an attraction that is strangely reflective yet bounds with life. Incorporated into the design are signs naturally a part of the “rocks” that a tracker would be looking for whilst searching. Finding them was a surprise for me and deepened my appreciation of the Special Place. This was a brilliant touch to incorporate an activity into the site and lifted the Special Place into the superb. Plaques are scattered through the area with acknowledgements of Jimmy James from people with whom he had contact over the years including from one whom he had rescued through tracking. As a visitor to the area, it was a highlight of the trip. To me the secret is to take time at A Special Place for Jimmy James and soak in the atmosphere. Return? Most definitely when next in Berri.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Don B wrote a review Feb. 2020
Castlemaine, Australia174 contributions52 helpful votes
Great place to sit and watch Australia's greatest river roll by. Plus the walks have been thoughtfully planned and there's gym equipment should you feel the need to exercise.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TernChrys wrote a review Jul. 2019
5 contributions7 helpful votes
I have walked this section many times. It is so peaceful and stunningly beautiful. Can just picture Jimmy James sitting on the riverbank and just taking in the surrounds. The carvings at the rocks, and the huge plaque and the story on his life are so well done. Take a picnic lunch and sit and reflect on a wonderful kind hearted and very talent Australia.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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HeidiMareeJames wrote a review Jan. 2019
Mount Gambier, Australia6 contributions5 helpful votes
I really enjoyed reading about Jimmy James’s special talents and his contribution to the community, and seeing how he had been honored.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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lindadownunder wrote a review Jan. 2019
Perth, Australia2,872 contributions3,222 helpful votes
The statue for Jimmy James is on a very restful part of the river walk. You can visit it when you walk to Martins Bend or simply visit it on its own.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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