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This week we go back to the year 1964, the year the Beatles came to Australia, There was also another famous person in Australia, Sir Donald Campbell , It was in 1964 he attempted to break the water speed record on Lake Bonney at Barmera in SA. The Lake proved too small and the waves created by the boat were dangerous. Campbell’s boat reached a speed of 347.5 kilometres an hour, but the world record was not broken. Campbell was successful in breaking the record on Lake Dumbyleyung, Western Australia, in the same year travelling at a speed of 444.7 km/h.
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 06:51

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 06:51
Hi Doug, Do you know what that banner says ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 07:11

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 07:11
No, my memory is still intact....I think but not that good after 44 years ,

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 07:45

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 07:45
Kiwi Kia
Just been giving some thought to the banner, I would presume it could have been an add for a fuel or oil company.

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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 09:42

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 09:42
Hope its not a cigarette company Doug ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 09:53

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 09:53
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Wouldn't worry me if it was , we suppose to live in a free country with freedom of speech,

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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 10:38

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 10:38
This lake

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Lake Dumbyleyung

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Reply By: Pete G - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 17:47

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 17:47
Doug,
Was a young fella about 10 living in Barmera at the time. Do you have any more photos. Reckon that photo was taken outside the scout hall.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 17:58

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 17:58
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That is the only one I have , Thought I had one of the boat in the water ,Reason I was in Barmera was that My Dad was managing the Shell R/H while waiting for the fruit block at Sunlands to begin producing, it was a failure , to many light fingered staff , I and my Sister used to go to Barmera to give him a hand on weekends,
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Follow Up By: Pete G - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 18:05

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 18:05
Doug,
Looks like we are about the same age. Small world eh. My father probably sold biscuits to him!!!. Did you go to school in the area. I am thinking Sunlands was down on the cliffs near Waikerie - is that right.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 18:08

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 18:08
Geez Doug,

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 20:24

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 20:24
Pete
Sunlands is out past Ramco on the road to Qualco and Morgan
google Earth S34 08.564 E139 52.091

I went to school at Athelstone and Millbrook schools.


Gone Bush
Watch it ol' mate , she's long time married and still lives in bloody cold/hot Waikerie

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (SA) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 19:47

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 19:47
Hi Doug
I can remember when his land speed bluebird came through Clare after in land speed record of the same year. I was only in grade 3 and can remember the whole school going down to see his vehicle.

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Reply By: westozal - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 20:58

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 20:58
Hi,
Thanks for the history Pictures, really like them.
Today my wife is as old as the photo's....quite sobering thought.
Time to trade her in lol.
Regards Alan.
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