WA land border expedition

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 18:20
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Somewhere deep in the recesses of my mind I'm sure I've heard of a land expedition either from south to north or vice versa along the length of the WA border. Or perhaps I'm just imagining I've heard of it.

Anyone able to shed any light?

It would certainly be a challenging trip
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 19:21

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 19:21
Sounds like a job for an Artic Cat.
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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 19:21

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 19:21
I read about a lone bike rider doing it south to north some years back now. - It was on the net can't find it now.

Our own explorers didn't really follow the border. They all had a part in mapping it though - A Forrest, Gregory, Carnegie, Maurice, Giles, Mason among others.

It would be a good journey to undertake for sure.

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Follow Up By: Laurie B1 - Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 19:41

Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 at 19:41
John Bylund was the lone biker left from Bunbury went south and up the border calling in to the Aboriginal comunities to spend a bit of time with them on the way He circumnavigated the whole of WA.Coming down the coast. He had backup vehicles met him at certain locations, but he previously went into the most uninhabited areas a year before, leaving supplies buried under bushes. He had a lot less hassels than the backup crew. I believe the year was 1999. I hope this helps. I had the whole log here but I am not sure where to find it. I hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 13:26

Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 13:26
I think John Bylund is still involved in cycling. This link makes reference to some photos by a John Bylund. You cculd continue from there.
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Reply By: new boy - Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 13:48

Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 13:48
We were in Barn hill July 2014 and 4vehiclescan in lead by a guy fromEsperance and that,s just what they had done driven along the borders coming out near Kununurra .Parts between communities it was make there own tracks .
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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 21:47

Monday, Feb 22, 2016 at 21:47
Thanks guys, some valuable leads.
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Reply By: Kanga1 - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 at 07:57

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 at 07:57
Have a look on www.confluence.org for Australia check out some of the pictures taken along the border, and who loaded the pictures. I was looking a couple of days ago an found one done by a biker on the border, it mentioned that he was following the border. Worth a look.
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Follow Up By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 at 16:45

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 at 16:45
Bingo! Thanks very much. At the confluence of 28S 129E is this: http://www.confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=-28&lon=129 which includes a link to his website that no longer works. The sleuthing continues...
Many thanks once again.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 19:09

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 19:09
Paul - John Bylund is a member of the Collie Rotary Club and you can send him a message from the page in the link below.

Cheers, Ron.

Collie Rotary Club - contact John Bylund
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