Great photos Paul, The challenge is to name all the Caravans pictured. As for your Dad’s van I would guess it might be a “Jennison Pathfinder”. I say that only because of the diamond shape of the name plate on the front of the van. Did your Dad buy it new? Cobber.
Paul, According to the 1960 “Australian Motor Manual” Current Caravans price list I am looking at there was a “Hawthorn” Caravan, made in Victoria. The Jennison was made in Artarmon, NSW. We have some very knowledgeable blokes on this site, somebody will come up with the answer for sure.
Without a doubt I think your right, it does look like the “Playtime” shown on the home page Two piece windows on the front of Paul’s van, I suppose that was a later improvement to let more water in? As for the rest of the vans pictured, I haven’t got a clue.
Here is a pic of an "ADVENTURER" Caravan made in Adelaide. This one was bought new in 1959 It is very similar to your dads, however it has not got a builders plate on the front. Maybe one builder made the shells and sold them to the caravan companies to fit out and plate it as their own...... Anyhow this fella did a lot of caravaning and his combination would have fitted right into your photo
Hi, just read your old thread. the diamond shaped logo is a jennison it had an aboriginal tribesman standing in the centre(just took photos today! of gordons new aquisition and a closeup of that logo-see 14' with shower on members photos).When John A Jennison was alive they were made in mosman. Some time after the Pym family bought the business they moved to larger premises in Artarmon . Still gathering family photos and info together but will hopefully be able to give a more comprehensive story of jennison caravans on the history page soon.