Lambert centre

Submitted: Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:19
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Friends,
I have just returned from 4 weeks travelling this great country in the outback and with good friends, I love this country as I work overseas and Oz is no doubt the best place in the world but I was jacked off when i was at the lambert centre and the great aussie flag was not there, as I was told some dick***d had stolen it, its a shame we have people like that who either live here or visit our great place
cheers Peter A
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:30

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:30
Peter A

Now how long do you think our flag would last out there in the winds and great temperature changes. And who is there to replace it if it either falls apart or is souvenired. And who told you it had been stolen.

I was at the Lambert Centre about 3 weeks ago. There was no flag and I certainly did not expect to see one.

You certainly have not thought this one through...................
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter A (VIC) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:56

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:56
Because I am an aussie Willem and i respect our flag and country, do you
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:12

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:12
I too am an Aussie and respect everything Australian and love this country to death

But you havent answered my question.

Somehow people think that everything in the outback must operate to conditions and standards similar to that in more populated areas. This is just not feasible.

Hence my comment.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter A (VIC) - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:33

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:33
Willem,
I know things in the outback cannot operate like the more populated areas,and I do know what its like to live in these places,all I am saying is a little national pride would be nice to see. And answer to your question I was told it got stolen does that make you happy now. I have just come from 50,000 acres and it operates like a populated area its all how you handle it mate.
I have thought it through.
cheers

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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:51

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:51
Peter A

My question was Who told you it was stolen?

" I have just come from 50,000 acres and it operates like a populated area its all how you handle it mate. " What does this mean?

Mate you are sentimental but not practical. Lets leave it at that,eh?
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:43

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:43
The flag pole didnt by chance have an Exploroz sticker on it ? Sure sign of SA vandals at work:)
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 22:16

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 22:16
it didnt 3 days ago, but the inside of the lid of the jerry can book holder did.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 18:18

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 18:18
Ahhhh. GO OFFROAD

How is the GU ute going?
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 18:52

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 18:52
very well thank you, its current pootrol home page cover girl too i think.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Patrol4WD/
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:10

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:10
Darren

Is this a permanent addition to your stable of vehicles?
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:33

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:33
It is a permenent vehicle, to the dwindling garage, down to 4 now, and the rodeo going shortly, with the TX prado gone, and the pootrol replacing it.

Ended up with the new car 5 days before departing, so 4 x 2am working nights after work saw the tray get made, 4" lift, castor plates, ridepro shocks, front control arm spacers, 4.88 diffs, 37" tyres on 10" rims, triple batteries, uhf in, lightforce XGT's on and working, fuel fillers mounted, heavy duty rear control arms, steering arms fitted, and it had 400km on it before I left to the Simpson, hay river 3 weeks ago, and it now has 6800km on it.

What a trip it was, taking 9 other cars with me from LCOOL.org.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:52

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:52
Yeah Darren

Saw you at the Birdsville Caravan Park but did not know who you were until Ruth told me after you had left. Now I know what you look like but I may still be a mystery to you...hahahahaha

Anyway the Nissan is a good looking truck and no doubt a very capable off road machine. How were the Pro Comp tyres in the sand?

I am going to mount an expedition next year in a similar direction in the Simpson to look for a plaque I put out there 18 years ago.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 20:04

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 20:04
scaredycat ;-)

We were in search of afew things while out in the hay area, some going back to 1973, members of the current trip put out there etc going back to then.

The Pro Comps I would put a close 2nd to MTR's, only because they are directional, but drive very nice, work well, anfd are reasonably quiet.

As you probably know, its not that difficult to find your way around, or head cross country out there, i think alot iof people would be surprised what you find when tootling around in the desert.
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:50

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:50
Careful boys, lets not start anything here.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:52

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:52
Why not?
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:55

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:55
My old man used to say to us "starts in laughter, ends in tears"
I just love sitting here with a tinny and watching fireworks at times.
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:44

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 20:44
Not wishing to start anything here, but when we were there a tad over 2 years ago a flag was flying proud and free. It was a wee tad the worse for wear, however I thought it most fitting and was suitably impressed.

Sometimes I think we can all too easily become overly cynical about the small things that really matter.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:12

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:12
Arrrrgggghhhhh Rosco Where have you been,fella?

Small things, huh? Yeah well.....................
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:21

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:21
Just keeping a quiet eye on you me old mate ...... ;o)
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 01:59

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 01:59
going back a while some uni student burnt a flag in some protest and it started a debate if it should be illegal like in the good ole US. didnt get to have my say but I thought it should only be an offence if a hotplate wasnt chucked over over the fire with a couple of snags
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 14:57

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 14:57
I was there in early October 2003 and the flag was missing. The hoist rope was still in place though.

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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:22

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 21:22
There's a monument north of Winton. To what, I'm not sure. Someone had scribbled in chalk "please put the f&**#$% plaque back". Kinda says it all to me :))
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:04

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 09:04
To be a bit of a pedant about this.
On the one Hand it would be wonderful to have the Flag flying in the true heart of Australia but this would require it to raise & lowered each day or the flag & pole would have to be illuminated.
These requirements are on the Govt web site and could not be fulfilled for this remote site without spending very big dollars. Would we want light pollution in this wonderful spot?
Vince
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Reply By: cmilton54 - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:42

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 at 19:42
Was there end July last year. put name in book in jerrycan, no flag then. Great place to be.
Cheers
charlie
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