In August 1957, the following classified advertisement appears in the Sydney Morning Herald archives:
AUBURN CARAVAN CO. THE MANAGER of the FAIRWAY CARAVANS which were on Show at the 1957 Motor Show, would like to thank all our prospective and present clients for their kind and courteous approval of our vans. These vans are now on show at our Factory at 211 Cumberland Road, Auburn. YX7065. [Auburn is a suburb of Sydney]
The next mention of Fairway is in January 1958:
FAIRWAY CARAVAN 4-bth, 11ft 6ins long, 111/2cwt, new cond. Trade built chassis, annex...
Then another 2nd hand van in March 1960, Fairway 4bth 10cwt
In November 1960, a 2nd hand Fairway 4 berth with annexe, bought new in August.
In May 1961, a 2nd hand Fairway, 11ft, 3bth, 10cwt, 18 months old, Annexe, etc
In January 1962, a 2nd hand Fairway, 13ft 6in, 4-berth, Porta Gas, Brella Annexe and Awnings, Laminex.
Then in May 1962, we go back to new Fairways with this advertisement:
An advertisement a couple of months later shows the Fairway at Castle Caravans to be 6ft 6in wide, made of Rescote, with 2-tone colour scheme, and all mod cons.
In March 1963, a 2nd hand Fairway, 12ft, 4 bth, 8cwt, gas frig., annexe, new cond.
In August 1963, a 2nd hand Fairway, Rescote, 4 bth, 12ft, new in April 63, £525
By the end of 1963, all Fairway advertisements were for used caravans. In April 1968, a 2nd hand Fairway 4 bth, annexe, Jones dolly wheel was advertised.
In September 1968, a 2nd hand Fairway 16ft, 4bth, res and alum, 1 dble 2 sgl, gas, annex appeared.
In April 1969, a 2nd hand Fairway 10ft 6, 3-bth, 10cwt, annexe appeared
And then finally in December 1969, there is a 2nd hand Fairway, 10 x 6, bondwood and aluminium, 3-berth, gas/electric fridge, 2-burner griller stove, carpet th'out, annexe. Cleanest caravan in Sydney. Price $725.
Post by Don Ricardo on Aug 13, 2009 21:00:01 GMT 10
1963 Fairway posted in the For Sale section by JBJ on behalf of its owner on 11 August 2009:
Comment by owner:
"...I have a Fairway caravan 1963 model, the last one made. (Full history available). It is in excellent condition, always kept in an enclosed garage, has original annexe, poles, gas fridge, paint etc.
"After owning it for most of its life I am now interested in selling the van..."