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Back to the Track 16 Jul 2021 19:54 #223538

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So Lang in that case I guess it has to be General rank for you LOL

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Back to the Track 16 Jul 2021 21:41 #223548

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Or a Major General if you please.
Glad you and Bev are enjoying your time away travelling in comfort as planned.
Cheers Cobba & Cobbarette
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STUBBOURN B@ST@RD

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Back to the Track 17 Jul 2021 08:46 #223555

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Glad I am going via the warm northern route. Here are Gina Hill's photos from yesterday going via the southern route. It is so delightful driving in a rag top truck with no doors or working wipers in the rain.



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Back to the Track 17 Jul 2021 08:52 #223557

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A 1943 Ford 3 Ton Dump Truck of the 23rd Australian Field Coy Royal Australian Engineers tipping formation gravel during the construction of Bynoe Road in June of 1943. Image/Text Ref: AWM52 5/13/39 - 23. *Note colourised photo.



Here is Bynoe Road (marked with red pointer) where the Ford is working.

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Back to the Track 17 Jul 2021 10:09 #223562

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Just found a photo of my Chev. Member of Parliament William (Billy) Hughes visiting Adelaide River. Hughes was Australian Prime Minister during all of WW1, at 80 years of age he must have been the oldest man in parliament by WW2!

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Back to the Track 17 Jul 2021 10:36 #223563

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Some more Alice Springs to Darwin activity WW2. The bus contains the members of the Army Concert Party who travelled to all the camps along the highway to entertain the troops. They could have saved all those blokes for more military jobs and replaced them with 2 strippers who would certainly have rated higher with the diggers. Think the last one might actually be New Guinea.

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Back to the Track 17 Jul 2021 13:01 #223571

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Just up from Phillip Slattery. Spent all that dough shipping his truck to Alice Springs poor bugger. He is not the only one trapped.


Well,my especially restored 30cwt 1940 Chev truck has been shipped to Alice Springs and flights booked but I am currently in lockdown in Melbourne.
Fingers crossed that lockdown will end in time.
I think most of us are optimists by nature - "Always look on the bright side".
( Eric Idles's book is a good light read)

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Back to the Track 18 Jul 2021 07:03 #223582

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Some of the crew loading in the rain for the trip. About five 30 second Facebook movies. Looks like the Berrigan mob.

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Back to the Track 18 Jul 2021 12:22 #223585

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Whoopee we are on the road heading for Mount Isa and Tennant Creek.

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Back to the Track 18 Jul 2021 14:04 #223586

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Safe journeys Lang. I hope the traffic out that way is nowhere near as full on as it is up here. One of my coworkers got to the Jardine ferry at 9.00am the other day and had to wait for 150 4wds with caravans and campers to go over. He got over at about 4 that afternoon. Apparently there were many frayed tempers amongst the entitled mexicans.
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