Nullarbour Hideout Movie

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 15:35
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A friend gave me a copy of a movie made in the town of Cook in 1955/1964 on the Nullarbour & brought back some memory’s it’s on You tube 38mins anybody that’s ever lived, worked or travelled thru cook will enjoy it
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Reply By: equinox - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 16:28

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 16:28
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 22:25

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 22:25
I just love the way we used to speak.

Perfect fiction.

Thanks for sharing
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Reply By: Member - 2208mate - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 23:09

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 at 23:09
What an odd little clip.
Some vintage shots there.
I enjoyed it!
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Reply By: duck - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 07:35

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 07:35
If you look up the cast most went on to be in the TV/movie industry & it will amaze you who they were/became
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 18:54

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 at 18:54
I spent 3 weeks on the Nullarbor in December 1954 as a kid with a group exploring the caves.
I think the cave with the lake was Webubbie, which is actually across the border in WA, about 12k from Eucla, but I think the scenes at the end of the lake were in another cave - not sure which one.
This is Webubbie in 1954.

I really enjoyed the film, thanks.
Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: duck - Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 09:35

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 09:35
I agree the lake area is Webubbie but the entrance & outside shots are different, I have also not been back to Webubbie since the late seventy's (Cave Diving)
It would have been an adventure for your folks & you as a kid, what a trip just to get there in 1954 let alone scramble climb lower yourself down the many different caves, mind you if they had any of those timber ladders they may have had all there rungs back then
I'm leaving in mid-April from the south coast of NSW & heading up to Townsville then across to WA & coming back across the Nullarbor & had planned to visit some of the caves again (not to dive) but several are now closed
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 10:21

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 10:21
Yes, I don't recognise the entrance.
Abracurrie was a walk-in collapsed doline from memory, but it is not that one, but there are hundreds of caves on the Nullarbor.

We used a rope ladder with wooden rungs that we made on the Plain.

The group travelled in an open sided canopy on the back of a truck and a brand new Holden ute supplied by GMH. On this day it was about 50C with a strong north wind and we thought it was going to rain, so were heading south to the main road. Vehicles were overheating badly.

There were 21 in the group I think, mostly Rover Scouts and some Adelaide Uni students. My father organised the trip and the cave guide was Captain Maitland J Thompson.

Yours truly top centre.
CEGSA was formed as a direct result of this trip and I was a keen caver for the next 20 years.
Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: DesF - Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 17:44

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 17:44
I remember climbing down the old springy steel ladder at Koonalda Cave on my first trip across in 1963 , called in again in 1967 but the ladder had the bottom half broken off. have photo's ( black and white ) somewhere.
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