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Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 22:54
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Hello All, been meaning to join for a while now and did last night.
There has been a lot of posts that have relevance to Wyndham and Kununurra area and wanting to share some of my Fathers photos of the early 1950's and our round Australia trip in 1961/62.
Doug T's Sunday history story about the Koolama bombing reminded me of my Grandfathers photo's of the raising of the Koolama in 1947, plus Fred G post about early travelling in Australia made do it.
When I work out how to use the photo section in my profile I will put some of them up.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Reply By: dedabato (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 23:43

Wednesday, Jan 07, 2009 at 23:43
Well Robert M,
Welcome to a really great site and I hope that you will enjoy shearing various stories with the rest of us. I have learned a lot from the guys and for that I'm really grateful to them all...
Cheers for now
Regards
Steve







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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 00:15

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 00:15
Steve,
Maybe you might want to read through your post, lol.
You might have poor Robert thinking he has signed up to the wrong site.
You made me laugh anyway.

Cheers mate.
Dennis

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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 00:23

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 00:23
Steve, thanks for the welcome.
Dennis, good pick up, I had to have a second read to see what you meant. I guess its true the brain only registers what it wants to and the first and last letters are what count.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 00:46

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 00:46
Hi Rob,
Meant to welcome you, too.
Look forward to seeing your old photos.

Cheers mate.
Dennis

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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 00:56

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 00:56
Thanks Dennis, I have put a couple in my Members Gallery.
Some are aged a bit and Windows photo manager doesn't do much of a job. My Sister in Law gave me Memory Manager program at Christmas and she says it works good correcting old photos so I have to play with it and learn how, then replace Gallery later.
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 06:20

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 06:20
Hi Robert and Welcome aboard. Mick.
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trip would doubtless be attended with much hardship.''
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 22:01

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 22:01
Thanks Mick, have been reading your blogs , I spent a night sleeping in the Rudall River mid 1983 it was cold, I slept very close to the fire. This is how we got out there, I think it was called the number 11 strip, I have tried to insert a photo so I dont know if it will work otherwise I will put it in my Gallery
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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 22:22

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 22:22
Photo worked well mate. There is a "No. 11" waterhole about 7 km north west of the two main airstrips that I know of in Rudall. They are very near the river and the main road through the park crosses them. There is another, long disued strip just to the north of the park a distance above the Pinpi Rockhole. Great photo. What were you doing up there 25 years ago in a plane?

Cheers Mick.
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 23:00

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 23:00
Thanks Mick, we did a two day trip from Tom Price to Newman for a counter Lunch then out to Lake Disappointment where Savoury Creek runs in then to the strip and walked about a mile down the the river to camp the night. Next morning we buzzed the "Duck Creek" exploration camp but we think they were all at the Nullagine Races, next to Marble Bar but no one came out to pick us up and in those days the telephone switchboard wasn't manned, so we flew on down over the Fortescue River, Wittenoom and home to TP.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 07:44

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 07:44
Robert,

Good to see yet another Queenslander join the fray.

Enjoy your time on here and I look forward to seeing some more pics in your members gallery.

Cheers Kev
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 08:45

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 08:45
Hi Robert

Welcome

Cheers

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Reply By: Garbutt - Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:00

Thursday, Jan 08, 2009 at 10:00
Great old photos, welcome and well done.
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