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Discussion in 'Australia' started by taranaki, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Greenfields ,

    Next one around ,



    Get there early enuff , it's just like the 70,s


    No effing tourists...
  2. GSDane

    GSDane Ride like a girl

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    Need some Boabs… :raabia:raabia

    Between Darwin and Broome…
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    The Boab Prison Tree near Derby...
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    Mmm… I like Boabs :-)

    Cheers, D.
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  3. DickyBeach

    DickyBeach Adventurer

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    I well remember annual Christmas camping holidays at Blenheim with my younger brother and sister in the very early 1950s and, after 5-6 days, Dad and I would have to walk to Hyam's, and once to Naval College, to re-supply and at that time one of the Fairfax family (as in SMH) lived at Greenfields with his boyfriend, a "remittance man" from England. Clearly family outcasts but their couple of cleared acres and large weatherboard house looked like a castle to us kids.

    Another time Dad and I traipsed to Huskisson via Plantation Point where a hermit lived in an absolutely idyllic few acres where he grew his own vegies, including tobacco). No bridge at H in those days and we had to "swim" the creek so picking the tide was v important for Dad with his 9yr old son.

    The RAN Fleet Air Arm used to fly Fairey Gannet planes (with contra-rotating propellors) out of HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, on practice bombing runs some of which (bombs) would regularly wash ashore onto Blenheim to the absolute delight of my brother and I. On one occasion, one of the planes flying "past" saw Mum Dad and 3 little kids on the beach whereupon that gem of a bloke flew back out towards Bowen island and then flew in, due west, at "zero feet" elevation and at just the right time banked his plane and gave us kids the "thumbs up" - something that 5yr old and 10yr old boys have never forgotten.

    On the way in each year, when we drove south from Plantation Point after the obligatory stop for Dad to visit his old hermit mate, the "track" south to Blenheim (Elizabeth Drive) would be overgrown, and sometimes closed by a fallen tree, and all the signs were that nobody had been there since we visited "last year". Some of our toys were still at the "campsite" (a 5m x 5m clearing), as too a towel hanging on the tree.

    In those days there was no refrigeration so a Coolgardie safe with a wet sugar bag over it (fresh water from one of the two creeks still barely flowing) was used for the meat and we used to keep the butter in an old Arnotts biscuit tin under a rock overhang in the southern creek.

    The treasures of childhood memories ..................................
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  4. cascade63

    cascade63 Been here awhile

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  5. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Great stuff,

    I grew up at callalla bch. In the mid 60,s ,

    Very few permanent residents , back then , mostly holiday homes for Greeks, Italians etc ,,


    We had swamps , mudflats , endless forests , mangroves , etc,


    Yes during Vietnam era , ordinance from exercises would wash up on beach , my brother used to bring it home drop on verandah and ask dad , what is it !

    Lie in bed at night, and feel it shake from crumping explosions at beecroft range .

    Riding motos on beach , driving cars , dragging bonnets / skiing along the tide line . Very different community back then . Christmas would see hundreds on city folk invade beach , set up for the day, organise games and seethe etc for the community's kids ..

    God for fun we used to crawl into the table drains and follow them for half a Kay back to swamp outlet , that was in between rock fights and starting fires.....

    Got my first honda back then , a QA 50 , sold by king horn ford from memory , dealership was at the roundabout opposite shell servo in town , I t boned it into an obscured stump , whilst racing a mate on his step thru , to my grief I had bent the forks . Luckily my sister had the identical bike .

    Off I went to the shed swapped em over with hers , she never new a thing .....
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  6. cascade63

    cascade63 Been here awhile

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    Rusting in Peace on the Farm
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  7. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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  8. casf

    casf Adventurer

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    sunset over lake macquarie

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  9. DickyBeach

    DickyBeach Adventurer

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  10. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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  11. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Morrisett?
  12. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Old Convict Trail.
  13. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    Where?
  14. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Long timer

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    Between Putty Rd Howes Valley and Paynes Crossing, NSW.
  15. casf

    casf Adventurer

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    just behind here
  16. Fred Gassit

    Fred Gassit Munge Knacker Supporter

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    Crimson Rosellas.
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  17. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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  18. Just Dan

    Just Dan Bugger, Burnt toast

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    The Breakaways South Australia
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  19. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    awesome thread good info for planning a trip to Ausie Town
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  20. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward Long timer

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    Police action next door to the MenShed at the PCYC a few minutes ago.

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    I heard gunshots & went to investigate, it was a training exercise.
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    EDIT: From instructions I overheard a bit later, to two other trainees/participants, it was a hostage situation in which the hostage taker is shot (hence the dummy body on the ground).
    I was wishing I had a cap gun to add some excitement with shots from behind 'em. :augie
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