Sturt Stony Desert
An old wagon wheel is half buried in the Sturt Stony Desert close to the Birdsville Track, SA.
At 29,750sq. km, Sturt Stony is Australia’s third smallest desert, located in the north east corner of South Australia, reaching into New South Wales and Queensland.
It was named partially after Chales Sturt, who first came to the desert in 1845 while attempting to find an in-land ocean he believed Australia to have. Instead, he found a desert filled with rocks and gibber, pavement-like stones.