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Reply #100 - 24.05.2013 at 19:05:00
 
...i guess so chocs ??...but i'm sure i'll be wrong   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #101 - 24.05.2013 at 21:09:59
 
ya can't get many elephants in a fridge van..
found that out runnin market Cheesy

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Reply #102 - 24.05.2013 at 21:48:38
 
Wotz the difference Between an elephant n a letter box ???

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Reply #103 - 24.05.2013 at 21:55:47
 
I can still remember year 8, so I do know.  I'll post you a snailmail letter with the answer.

Why did the elephant wear ripple-sole shoes?

Respecting the commencer of this thread, I do have some more serious commercial animal transport for a few days hence, but let's have fun while we can.

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Reply #104 - 24.05.2013 at 22:55:18
 
Roderick Smith wrote on 24.05.2013 at 21:55:47:
I can still remember year 8, so I do know.  I'll post you a snailmail letter with the answer.

Why did the elephant wear ripple-sole shoes?

Respecting the commencer of this thread, I do have some more serious commercial animal transport for a few days hence, but let's have fun while we can.

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Reply #105 - 24.05.2013 at 22:56:24
 
Swishy wrote on 24.05.2013 at 21:48:38:


I wont ask you to post a letter for me.
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Reply #106 - 25.05.2013 at 21:09:05
 
The serious part:
Elephants were used extensively in south-east Asia for hauling teak or other timber out of a forest, and to a sawmill.  Within minutes of putting up my elephant photo, I resumed planning my forthcoming China tour to forestry railway lines, and the opening photo of one research document showed a statue of an elephant at one of the depots:
www.china.internationalsteam.co.uk/trains/china325.htm

I have gone to a trailer for the 1956 'Around the world in 80 days', and didn't see either elephant scene.  I also went to the overblown 1990s remake, and didn't see an elephant.

Frivolous:
One of the posts on the preceding page:
How do you put four elephants into a Mini Minor?
Two in the front, two in the back, trunks in the boot.
How do you put four horses into a Mini Minor?
You can't, it is full of elephants.

Groucho Marx: One morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How he got into them, I don't know.  Then we tried to remove the tusks, but they were embedded so firmly we couldn't budge them.   In Alabama, the tusks are looser.

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Reply #107 - 25.05.2013 at 22:41:54
 
...and what did Tarzan say when he saw a herd of elephants in the distance?.....



...''look, there's a herd of elephants in the distance''


BTW Rodders, google elephant jokes and have a laugh at how they came into vogue in the 1960's.....cheers mate
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Reply #108 - 27.05.2013 at 20:58:20
 
Being stuck in a car behind this for several kms on the Pacific Hwy many years ago was no joke.

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Reply #109 - 29.05.2013 at 17:59:08
 
Thort thiz twaz bout orses



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Reply #110 - 04.06.2013 at 17:13:29
 
I have more camel photos than elephant photos, but still not enough for an independent thread.

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Now to start hunting: that could be Baluchistan Desert, Sindh Desert or Thar Desert, but not Cholistan Desert: I have been to only three of the four.

Ahab the Arab (Sheik of the burning sands), jumped on his camel named Clyde...1969:
<www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wph2Qjj2Mes>;

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From a different poster, in a different thread:
One camel-power 4WD on Barkly Hwy at Soudan Station.

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Reply #111 - 04.06.2013 at 20:29:28
 
.....i had a couple of camels once Rodders.....weren't as good as Marlboro or Viscount though   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Grin Grin
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Reply #112 - 04.06.2013 at 22:09:34
 
did you no camel smokes are the only brand that show their factory on the pack ?  Cheesy Cheesy
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Reply #113 - 05.06.2013 at 12:21:45
 
The fun part:
Did the Camel cigarette brand have the tagline 'Imported fresh from the USA'?  It was sufficient to deter me from smoking at all, not just from smoking that brand.

My photo from yesterday wasn't as exotic as I thought.  It was a short tourist operation at Clifton Beach, Karachi.

After my camel adventure, I had a cup of tea with the proprietor and his camel.  I asked the camel if it wanted sugar in its tea, and it nodded.  I asked: 'One lump or two?'.

The serious:  Camels were a very important aspect of outback commercial travel/haulage in the 19th century.  They were well suited to the Australian inland climate and terrain.
The name and tradition live on in the named train 'Ghan', and its branding.  The name was a nickname from the 1920s, a contraction of 'Afghan', the people who operated the camels.  One of the famous tourist posters of the 1930s showed a Trans Australia Railway express passing a camel.
Today, there are many operators of camel safaris.  As I can attest from experience: far less comfortable than riding a horse bareback.  No wonder long-distance riders had to bind their groins for protection.  In the photos at this link, notice that all riders are in the second spot, not the leading one.
<www.ayersrockresort.com.au/camel-tours>;
From it: '...Camels, ideally suited to the hot, dry climate of Australia's interior, were imported in the 19th century and remained the principal means of outback transport until railways and roads were established. Today there are an estimated 200 000 one-humped, dromedary type camels in the wild...'.

In searching for camels in use for building Trans Australia Railway (1913-17), I found this clip which may have been mentioned at the start of the thread.  No camels, but a horse buggy and a glimpse of a horse dray:
<http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/transcontinental-railway/clip1>;

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Reply #114 - 05.06.2013 at 23:07:08
 
Here is the Coober Pedy version of a camel caravan.
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Reply #115 - 07.06.2013 at 12:09:58
 
That Coober Pedy photo is magnificent.

Here are two away from sand & gibber: in a cool green oasis.  This is Ghosch Paddock, Richmond Victoria.  The commercial operator was providing rides as part of family fun at the end of a 'fun run' from Newport across West Gate Bridge.  These two are my only ones of a camel train (albeit a mini one); all the others are singles.

920412Su Gosch Paddock Richmond Vic camel train. R Smith

Humphrey the camel:
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Reply #116 - 08.06.2013 at 14:31:04
 
Common problem on the roads here in the Middle East, especially at night.



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Reply #117 - 17.06.2013 at 21:25:12
 

came across this today planting sugar cane 1945 1946
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Reply #118 - 21.06.2013 at 16:37:39
 
A couple more to add







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Reply #119 - 21.06.2013 at 20:44:26
 
Kool Trevspeed...

any more horses Roll Eyes?



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