Double decker bus

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 10:22
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Along the track from Cameron Corner to the Merty Merty turn off there is an old, yellow double decker bus beside the track. We passed that way in 2002 and took many photos. I am wondering if any one knows the history of this bus, ie, how, when, why, and what it was used for, Are there any web sights with its history.
Thanks All, just wondering.
John P.
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 10:43

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 10:43
Hi John know the bus and I have read or seen a story on it but cannot remember where, it may have been in a 4wd mag some time a go but not sure. Sorry thats not much help.
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 13:31

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 13:31
I know the bus, but havn't got any clue about it's history, altho my neighbour showed me some videos of when they went to the corner roughly 15 years ago and it was there then. I'd like to know a bit more about it as well, it's remarkable how far along those roads it has gone
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Reply By: lindsay - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 13:54

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 13:54
I went through there in 1978 and it was there then. I think it was used by as a mustering / droving camp.
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Reply By: Member - Graham T (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:00

Sunday, Jun 27, 2004 at 15:00
I assume this is the bus near the turnoff to Bollards Lagoon. You will find reference to it in "Desesrt Tracks" by John Johnson and Catherine de Courcy. According to the book it was set up as a shooters' camp, John doesn't say when though.

Cheers
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Reply By: TD6 - Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 13:43

Monday, Jun 28, 2004 at 13:43
I was told by a local in the late 80's that this was the home of a local fencing contractor. He used to move around from town to town etc. Apparently he had a large contract in the local vicinity of where it sits today which I guess was it's final trip. At the time I as told dates etc but can't remember now.

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Reply By: perf - Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 20:38

Monday, Jul 19, 2004 at 20:38
Sorry cant help with the history but i know there is another one at Betoota you can see it on your way in from Birdsville, maybe they are related in history?
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