OK, hands up all the Doctor Who fans out there…
What’d ya mean “Who?”
You know? The Time Lord bloke that bounces around the universe in a British Police Box he calls “The Tardis”.
Yeah that bloke.
Well we didn’t spot him or his police box, but we did spot one of his arch enemies just north of Deepwater NSW.
Thinks to self…
Strange name for a town, seeing there’s no rivers or creeks nearby and it’s about 200 km (120 mi) from the coast. I guess the Europeans that settled the area back in the day had a sense of humor when they named it.
I reckon the Ngarabal people got it right though. They lived on the land for thousands of years and called it Talgambuun, which means dry country with many dead trees.
Seems more fitting to me.
Wait… Did I say that out loud?
Anyway, there we were, motoring along the New England Highway just north of Deepwater, 40 km (25 miles) north of Glenn Innes when we spot this Dalek.
Like a sentry it stood proudly a the gate to a property called Kurrajong.
It’d been over 40°C (104° F) for three days and we were on our third day in the thick of it. So we decided to pull up, have a break, take on some water and make sure the heat hadn’t fried our brains.
After we refreshed, the Dalek was still there and in the time we had been stopped, about 15 minutes, another two cars had pulled up to take some photos.
We weren’t seeing things!
The Dalek’s name is Dwater and there is a legend attached to his existence and how he came to arrive at Deepwater.
We found out later that Dwater is quite the tourist attraction and has a bit of a reputation for posing for photos and acting all chill like.
You know if I had a lazy AU $7,500 I’d give him a new home, he is for sale after all.
He Wouldn’t Give Me A Cuddle Though 😦