Our first stop today was the Katherine school of the air. It is the worlds largest classroom. The kids on cattle stations, farms, overseas, fishing villages north of Darwin and kids traveling around Australia for more than 6 months use Katherine School of the Air. We didn't get to see a lesson because it is school holidays but the guide told us some stories about some lessons. We watched a DVD about school of the air and saw a map which pinpointed where each kid lived. It was interesting to know what it would be like to be educated in the outback. After the school of the air we went to the local museum. In the museum we watched a video about the 1998 Katherine floods. The water level rose 20 metres. In the aviation hanger there was an old royal flying doctor service plane. There was also plenty of information on the telegraph line from Darwin to Adelaide. At the museum we had the best mango smoothies and scones for afternoon tea! Next stop was the Springvale Homestead the oldest homestead in the NT. We were told stories about the history. It was built in 1887 and managed by Alfred Giles who tried to bring cattle and sheep to the area from South Australia but they all died because it was too hot and they were also killed by the long spear grass. In one of the trees, there were 2 tawny frog mouth owls. We have really enjoyed visiting Katherine. Mum is slow cooking lamb shanks for dinner-from The Margaret River.