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1970 Onslow

The holiday destination was Wittenoom to see the gorges. The car was an Austin 1800 with hydrolastic suspension which meant it was filled with fluid. The designers were obviously unfamiliar with unsealed potholed roads and one of the cylinders burst. Onslow was the next town. A town that you glanced at as you swept past. The mechanic ordered a new cylinder. The manufacturers had made the Mark 2 cars with cylinders of four times the volume. Luckily for him another owner of an Austin was similarly unfortunate had just turned up. He had the Mark 2. By the time we got the right part we had spent a week in Onslow.

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The car and tent.

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Cyclones are destructive because of the high winds. The jetty is now gone.

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A long walk out along the jetty.

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The main street.

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Car fixed. Left town. Drove too fast for mud. Back until it had dried out a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1965 A history in pictures 2

Quobba01

Kevin Donovan is in the foreground. He was a teacher and the others worked in banks. The trip north of Carnarvon was to go fishing at Quobba.

Quobba02

You would not want to be there when the sea was rough.

Quobba03

 

Quobba04

Look a third of the way up from the bottom and a third of the way from the left. You will identify two of the party from their white shirts.

 

 

Quobba05

 

I took photos. I still cannot remember if any fish were caught.

 

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Why you need to be careful.

 

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Close up Quobba.BACK

 

 

 

 

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A history in pictures 1965 1

JimMiller01

Jim Miller on the beach in Carnarvon. We had both been members of the Western Australian Photography Club and I was given his contact details before leaving Perth. Jim was a policeman. His wife was Betty and his two kids were Jamie and Jane.

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Jim Miller on the beach in Carnarvon.

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Jim Miller at the Gascoyne River. An unusual sight was having water in it.

Jamie

 

Jamie Miller

Jane

Jane Miller

I went with JIm to the farm of his friend Vinka several times. Vinka had a son, Marco, and a daughter. His wife's cooking was an advantage of being there at lunchtime.

Vinka

Vinka fertilizing his beans.

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Vinka's daughter in traditional costume.

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Marco01

Marco and his dog.

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 Marco in the Gascoyne River with his dog.

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 Two kids watching the sheep which were in for a shearing at a station near Carnarvon which one of the teacher's husband's owned.

 

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After shearing the sheep.

 

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A history in pictures

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