Ferry across the ???

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:35
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After the success of identifying my last photo posting I will try another one. This shot of a ferry crossing has me stumped, it is about early 1962 Image Could Not Be Found.
Thought it may be Wisemans but this looks like flat country and images I have seen of Wisemans looks like it has big hill around it.
This is from our around Aust. trip 61/62.
At Christmas sat with Dad and he couldnt recall this one, amazing some of the things and names he could about Wyndham in the 50's
Thanks if anyone can help
Rob Mac
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Reply By: qubert - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:15

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:15
dunno. but it looks like big palm trees accross to the middle left..
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:42

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:42
Rob,

To the left, it looks like another ferry ramp.

This might help with the identification.

Wayne
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Reply By: Supercalafreakinawesome- Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:55

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 22:55
Hi Rob,
This may be a long shot but could it be the ferry from Tewantin to Noosa North Shore? I've tried to find some images on Google but this is the best I could find so far

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Cheers
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:07

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:07
Mouth of the Murray?
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:13

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:13
Hindmarsh Island ferry? There's a bridge there now.
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:34

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:34
Hello John, I didn't think about that one. I have been googling the Tweed but haven't found anything yet.
I am just assuming it is on the east coast but all the slides are mixed up, I'm not sure which way we went from the Snowy's to get back to Perth in early 62.
I may have to try and sort the slides out, ie by print dates or numbers on them (about 460 of them).
Thanks
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:44

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:44
Hi Rob/John,
Nah, not the Hindmarsh Island one, too many trees, too wide and different approach.

Photo on this link

Thought it might be the one near Tailem Bend or the Wellington Ferry.
Can't find any pics of them yet.

Cheers,
Dennis

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Reply By: Supercalafreakinawesome- Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:13

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:13
Just found another photo. This one shows two ramps which may be similar to the ones in your photo

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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:27

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:27
I have used the Tewantin ferry about 3 times a year for the last 5 years and it is not as wide as the old photo and the landings at Tewantin are close together.
Thanks for your interest.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Reply By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:38

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:38
I just thought of something, doe's anyone recognize the style of number plate on the red topped ute ?
Rob Mac
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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 00:10

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 00:10
Looks like the old NSW plates.

Dennis
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:42

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:42
Please forgive me Rob.... I'm a teacher..... I can't help this....


doe's .... means belongs to the female deer.....

It does I promise.


Okay.... I know, I hate being picked up by my trainie teacher daughter.... but after 37 years, I simply can't help myself.

Cheers Royce

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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 20:03

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 20:03
Rob & Dennis, both cars seem to have NSW plates.
The Black sedan has the old NSW B&W plates & the holden FE-FC ute has the then newer 50s NSW plates (the "C" on plate denotes it is around 59-60 issue). Therefore it is possibly a NSW picture. The lush foliage suggests possibly northern NSW.

I was thinking, was there a ferry to Harwood Is near Yamba back then????
Cheers Colin
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:00

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:00
Thanks Royce, I forgive you, I did spell check and said OK. Obviously more than one DOH!, I try to get it right bit sometimes it misses. We should converse over a camp-fire sometime.
Hi Colin, you have given me some more googling ideas. Congrats on your TONI project, reminds me of some one who shoe-horned a 3-53 Detroit into a FJ55 Toyota.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:42

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:42
What about tailem bend in SA?

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Follow Up By: Krakka - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 14:09

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 14:09
definately not Tailem Bend.
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Reply By: philldeb - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 04:47

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 04:47
It looks a bit like going from Ballina to South Ballina
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Reply By: Bearly - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 06:57

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 06:57
It looks like the ferry just north of Port Macquarie
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Reply By: Member - John M (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 07:16

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 07:16
I think it could be the ferry crossing at either the Clarence River at Harwood on the Pacific Highway or the Ballina to South Ballina Ferry on the Richmond River.
I used to cross these ferries all the time when I was a kid and this looks a bit familiar.
It's funny as we get older and each tide comes and go it makes the memory a little more muddier.
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 08:15

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 08:15
It can't be Australia - there are no empty MacDonalds wrappers etc beside the road. I tried to adjust colour levels to undo the near half century of film age. Bob Image Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: TassieD - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 09:31

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 09:31
I thought Tailem Bend too.

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Follow Up By: Malleerv - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 19:53

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 19:53
Not Tailem Bend. The river is straight at Tailem and very steep off the bank onto the ferry landing also no visible back water like the photo shows in the upper right.

Matt
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Reply By: sweetwill - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:00

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:00
hi all
the photo reminds me of the old ferry at nowra that went over to the dairy farm in the middle of the shoalhaven river.cheers bill
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:07

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:07
Looks like the aproaches are concrete followed by a patch of asphalt , U.S. army did a lot of concrete roads ect WW11 from Coffs Harbour north , ,, pity cant blow up the signs to see what light they may shed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:05

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:05
Gidday Axel, the black lettered sign looks like it says "No Smoking on Ferry Penalty (Pound Sign).
I am sort of suspecting east coast of Aust.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:46

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:46
My initial thoughts were those expressed by Bearly - In the mid 50s we journeyed up the coast from Sydney to the Tweed. There were ferries at Karuah, Port Macquarie, on and off Harwood Island and Balina. It's not Karuah (no high ground,) and the only dual ferries I remember were across Hastings.

The picture could have been taken from 31°24'16.69"S, 152°51'11.19"E (picked up from Google Earth.) The LH landing across the river could be 31°24'1.65"S, 152°51'2.20"E.

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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:34

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:34
Hi PeterD, that looks promising, more googling for images.
I have not been further south from Brisbane than Evans Head, Woodburn,Coraki and place north back to Brisbane since 1962, the last thing I remember of that trip was getting locked in Taronga Park Zoo, went to leave and the turnstiles were locked, had to climb over the fence to get out pass the pram and the baby and 5 and 6 year old climbed over. I was 6 and remember a lot and Dad's slides jog the memory.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:58

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 22:58
If the shot was taken on that trip then I would lay odds on Port Macquarie.

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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 22:33

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 22:33
Hi PeterD, something I remembered today was we were travelling south so that will change the perspective as when looking at a map (or Google Earth) you are oriented looking south to north.
I looked at G E co-ordinates you provided last night but will have to look again thinking of looking south.
If you have a look at my profile there is a photo of our ute that we went around in, about 13,000 miles in three months.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Reply By: dingbat - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:59

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 08:59
My money is on Ballina to Ballina south--have a photo from what looks the same spot(in 2002) but am not a member so cant upload it.
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Reply By: jackablue - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 16:18

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 16:18
I agree Google looks good for Ballina North to south.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 16:44

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 16:44
I thought the angle of the river bank looked to be at too much of an angle in the Ballina ferry site.

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Follow Up By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 23:16

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 23:16
Hi Jackablue, I think you and the previous reply may be right. On G E there appears to be another landing up-stream from the one the ferry on G E is heading towards, the one the ferry in the photo is going to which means the current north side ramp would be to the left of the photographer, as G E shows two ramps on north side with the up-stream one being unused?..
Hello PeterD, it does not look quite right but we could put it down to 40 odd years of change.
I might go for a drive tomorrow and blow the carbon out of the diesel have to check the maps to see how far from Brisbane.
Cheers
Rob Mac
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Reply By: Member - Robert M (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 19:22

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 19:22
Thanks to the clues from people on this site, I went for a 400 Km drive today to Burns Point ferry at Ballina and believe that is the old photo.
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The concrete road is still there from the Pacific Highway, this landing does not appear to be used much now except maybe as a boat ramp.
Cheers and thanks for the help
Rob Mac
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