Yes, following the hcvc posting, I had a very productive exchange with the editor of that portion of Australian Bus Fleets Lists, and have since scanned and sent a couple more (as buses, not as campervans), which have also been picked up be the society preserving them. I forgot to update the trigger post with the discovery. I have a lot more, not scanned. Generally, I send my bus scans only to the yahoo groups transportdownunder and busphotosaustralia, although they are all hcvc territory too.
When i first had a look at Joe's yellow AEC i mentioned to her indoors what a great idea for a motorhome. I could sit out the front on my own and i could ring the bell when i wanted a cup of coffee or something to eat. Dont think im allowed to print on her her reply
From the aviation hobby: the captain clicked the intercom 'Hey honey, please bring me a coffee and lots of love'.
He had clicked to the whole cabin, not just the galley.
A furious hostess stormed up the aisle.
A passenger called out: 'You forgot the coffee'.
My early ones were on the riverbank, photographed from the water. Today, have one on the water, photographed from the bank.
I have run it elsewhere before, and it has been identified as an ex-Adelaide AEC Swift. I don't now how the propulsion works. With no evidence of an outboard, did they detach the prop shaft from the diff, angle it into the water, and attach a prop? That is akin the NZ tunnel hull design, which protected the prop from scraping the bottom of shallow rocky rivers. However, the Swift is a rear-engine design; the angle would be too great.