Your oldest camping photo - Which one is you

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 02:45
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Still sits in the rules, I hope, and I thought that we could have some fun.

Who is game to post the oldest photo with you the user in it. That's the only rule. You the user must be in it and you must tell us which one is you.

I think that for those who worry about privacy, would have changed enough by now to still post and let us have a chuckle or two.

The first one is a favourite one of mine, and was taken near Walliga Lakes in about 1980.

The next was taken back in about 1955 at a caravan park near or at St Mary's, about 50 Kms west of Sydney. You would be lucky finding a tree there now. I have the sailors hat on. My sister is the woman at the rear on the left and my brother is the man at the rear on the right. WWII got in the middle of our family.

My how we, and our gear, changes. We even have chairs now. We used to sleep in the car back then. Took the divider out between the rear seat and the boot and all five of us slept in the car.

Couldn't even afford a tent. You can just see the tail light of our the car. Who knows which type and the model. Damned excellent great memories.

Phil



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Reply By: Bob R4 - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 08:42

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 08:42


Mulgundawah is on Lake Alexandrina between Strathalbyn and Wellington.
Photos about 1950-1951.
I'm in the unfortunate pelicans beak.
Don't know the story of the pelican, but fishing was good then.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 10:55

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 10:55
I remember those tents. I must be bloody OLD, just like you Bob.

In the beak - Do you mean actually in it!!! They put you in it to get the fish out - That right?

Chuckle

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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 11:52

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 11:52
Phil,
I think the tents were military surplus. Even into the sixties we had military surplus stores here in Adelaide, and were a great source of camping gear of all sorts. From shovels, cooking gear, camp stretchers, blankets, woollen socks, boots, rucksacks etc..

Don't remember why I was in the beak. I was very YOUNG.

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Reply By: Dennis P (Bullaring. WA) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 11:01

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 11:01
Phil,
Tail light looks to be from a HK Holden.



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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 11:06

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 11:06
A good Holden man

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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 12:46

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 12:46
Out near Geeraning Rock early 90's


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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 14:10

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 14:10
Really up with the equipment. Two chairs and a stretcher. Looks like someone also slept on the roof. What!!!

Mid 70's?????

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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 22:46

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 22:46
It wasn't me who slept on the roof :-)

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Reply By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 14:12

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 14:12
What did you have back then that you stilluse. We had that whistling kettle and it still wakes everyone up. You can see it sitting on a rock to the side of the fire. The big black thing.

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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 14:28

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 14:28


I am on the far right. This was about 1970 in PNG. Very cold camping in the high country yet very hot and humid in Morseby

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 15:34

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 15:34
Near Peterborough, on the way to the Flinders Ranges from Adelaide in September, 1950.
The Flinders was too far to drive in one day.
The van is an English Bradford.



Similar vintage, but I don't know where.
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This one is near Mannum on the River Murray.
It is definitely earlier, but I don't know the date. I am in the entrance to the tent.


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Follow Up By: disco driver - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 16:20

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 16:20
The van is a "Bradford" by Jowett, water cooled 2cyl Horizontally opposed, 4 speed G/box about 1950 vintage.
The ute with the ragtop and canopy is a Morris 8, 850cc 4cyl side valve, 4 speed G/box ,came out straight after the 2nd WW and superseded by the mighty Morris Minor in late 40's('49-50, if my memory is correct.)

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 16:39

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 16:39
Yes, my best guess for the Morris photograph would be about 1948. It was dad's first grocery delivery vehicle. Prior to that he used a push bike to make deliveries.
It was replaced by the Bradford.
Two kids in the back rattling around with the camping gear and the baby sister in the front with mum.
I remember lifting up the front of the canopy and banging on the back window when things weren't going as I thought they should.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 16:47

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 16:47
Amazing. What a fun time.

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Follow Up By: TomH - Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 10:25

Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 10:25
My Dad nearly bought a Jowett once and a local doctor had a Jupiter
Had never heard of the Bradford but heres a link about them

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jowett_Bradford
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 10:56

Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 10:56
Couple of pics of the Bradford in the Flinders, 1950.







Been back at least 30 times since and still discovering new bits....

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Reply By: George_M - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 16:39

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 16:39
This is me delayed (not bogged - delayed) on the Plenty Hwy in August 1977, on our way to Darwin..

Leaf springs, mud, dust, and sandflies and still she married me:-)

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 17:27

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 17:27
Maxtracks for a wedding anniversary present then????
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 18:07

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 18:07
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 22:34

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Napkins !! Now that is class. And with a Combi.

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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 18:13

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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 19:59

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 19:59
My family didn't camp. I got my love of it from Army Cadets at school in the mid '60's, but I was the photographer so was never in any pics.

Here's the earliest I have of me camping, 1973, with my beloved, camped behind the dunes near Point Plomer, NSW.

The pic shows one of a few sunny days in a two week holiday where we were rained in. The intermittent sun was not enough to dry out the track for our Mazda RX4 coupé. Despite the privations she stuck around and gave me two wonderful kids, and now 5 grandies - who we take camping :-)

How simple it all was then ...

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 22:32

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 22:32
Love the extra tent supports. Can't get that quality at BCF.

The good ones stick around mate!
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Reply By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 07:52

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I think this would be the oldest one I can find of me, (far left) it was taken at Walkers Flat, on the Murray River, a little North of Mannum, the year would be about 1948, that is our tent under the tree, we spent Christmas there a few times. the road is the approach to the Ferry.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 09:45

Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 09:45
Why do kids like to climb trees, or sit and stand on posts? We have a grandchild who does that. Maybe still a bit of our past showing through when we lived in trees.

Got me by a few years there Doug.

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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 14:22

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 14:22
Not to be outdone, here is my first vehicle / bush wagon out at Parry's Creek for the first Wyndham Lions Picnic & Car Rally 1966

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