The Copper Hills Story

by Nan

Copper Hills Homestead

Copper Hills Homestead

I first visited my cousin Laurel and her husband Hugh at Copper Hills in 1970. I returned many times and understood how they became captivated by the outback.
The campers and visitors I met were interested to learn how this couple endured what appears to the visitor a harsh and unrelenting country.
It was suggested to me by a visiting tour operator to write a short story. Three thousand copies were printed one of which is in the Library of the Stockmans Hall of Fame Longreach.

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Dec 14, 2023
by: Anonymousd

I used to drive the Mail truck in 1957 Starting out from Oodnadatta,the Frahns at Copper Hills were one of the drop off points.

Oct 09, 2022
Is the station still operating?
by: Nas

Hi, we are keen to stay out at Copper Hills Station as we stayed in Will Laurel and Hugh in 1980’s?

NAS and John

Jan 27, 2017
Copper Hills Story

I have a copy of the booklet on the story of Hugh and Laurel written by Nan Angove if anyone is interested.

Dec 03, 2011
Copper Hills Story
by: Rita

Hi Nan,

Thank you for sharing your photo and story.

I admit, it is such a wonderful country out there, it is easy to become fascinated by the natural beauty of the Painted Desert area.

I've got a few question.

1.) I've heard Laurel and Hugh left Copper Hills a few years ago. Is this correct?

2.) Do you know if there are new owners/managers? Do they still provide facilities for visitors?

3) It would be great if you can give us more info about your short stories, the title, and where interested readers can purchase a copy.

Thank you so much, Nan.


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