Bush Mechanic /Cook ?

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 16:04
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Hi all,
Well thanks to all the people who answered my last post re employment. As some of you know you will be working here soon. What we still don't have is a mechanic, must be bush inventive ( must be single) for here and a cook (single) for one of the other places. Normally the single is due to accommodation but now it is also because there is no job for a partner at present either. I know this is a tall order but just thought I'd throw it in again to keep you mentioning it to a few mates who may know someone.
Got another 35 mm rain this morning and down at Mt Barnett I heard they got about 65mm. The Drysdale River is quite high now, hard to fish into the grass !.
cheers, AnneDrysdale River Station
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Reply By: Member - Willie Sydney - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 16:20

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 16:20
Hi Anne ,
You reminded me of one of my more crazy ideas when you mentioned the Drysdale where I went fishing with Alligator Airways many years ago . I was sick of fishing and started digging out some deep holes full of pebbles - and I was very excited when I found diamonds - well they did scratch glass , but they did not impress the geologist who laughing told me they were beautiful quartz crystals .
I must come up and collect some more one day .
If I was young and unwed I would love to be your new cook . What a great place to live . But alas ..........
WillieWishun I was fishun
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Follow Up By: Anne from Drysdale River Station - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:37

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 18:37
Had too laugh, I collect rocks and have done the same as you before now, then I had the chance to see a proper one uncut, quite a big difference they have a funny oily look. Real good quartz crystals are not that common.
Have fished the mouth of the Drysdale from the land years ago. We only had a small flat bottom punt then and had to stay close to shore and couldn't get up to the camp. Great fishing, worst sandflies I have ever seen anywhere and I have spent my life fishing.
One day I will get to the Alligator camp, have only flown over so far. Fantastic place, bet the fishing was tops at those rocks upstream where the fresh water joins the salt. I wish I was fishun to.
cheers, AnneDrysdale River Station
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 20:49

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 20:49
Yeah Willie......Alongside the track between Theda Station and the Carson River Escarpment I came upon a hill covered in wonderful shiny stones. Half thinking that we might have fulfilled our dreams I grabbed a pocketful only to be told by a geologist that they were worthless crystals. Oh well I was never in the running to be wealthy.............

Cheers,Willem
Little Dip Cons Park S.A.
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Reply By: Member - Willie Sydney - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 11:19

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 11:19
Anne ,
Yes we were fishing right at the first waterfall at the camp . Also between the camp and the waterfall there is a small creek with lovelly crystal clear water in it where I used to swim . It became known as "Willie's Wallow " One day while wallowing I looked up at the rock next to me and there was a big garnet crystal
sitting half out of the surface . Just a little wiggle and it came out . Great !
We caught so many Qeanies on fly out the front that we got sick of them . And the flight in on the Beaver was a memory that I will always keep .
Paradise ( with sandflies ! )
WillieWishun I was fishun
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Reply By: Mick - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:44

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 14:44
Hi, i class myself as a pretty good bush mechanic, and will try to fix anything.
I did my time at caterpillar in sydney, worked at a diesel repair shop for a while, had various other jobs, rebuilt many cars, now build the outback battery chargers, have all welding certificates, also have a diploma in engineering.
I will be leaving in early April, but will be travelling with a partner.
Is there any other stations you know of that may need 2 people?
My girlfriend is not the type to do housework, shed rather be in the workshop, or chasing scrub bulls through the bush!
My email adress is:
christie_eng@optusnet.com.au
Thanks,
Michael Christie
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