Back in the Old Days Posted at 10:52, Wed 9 August 2006 in The Old Slide Show
Taken sometime in 1967 somewhere in South Australia. This was our home. Dad would drive the drill rig and Mum would follow him in the FJ (rego NCC-600), towing the 18 foot Franklin caravan. Dad's main job was water bores. My sister and I would have been 6/7 and 3/4 yrs old respectively. Most of the time we were out in the scrub, so school was Correspondence lessons given to us by Mum. We had a pet Magpie chick at one camp. That is until Roz and I killed it accidentally by throwing wet paper on it. We bathed in a half 44-gallon drum that was filled with water, and heated by a fire before we jumped in. Just like kidlet soup! I remember once a bloke that was friend of Dad's. I would have still been three at the time, barely close to four. This man had no legs and got around everywhere by walking on his hands. I have vague memories of having a race with him up a dirt track somewhere in the middle of nowhere. I have a few more from these days. When I get time again, I'll scan some more and add them to the album. [end]
Post by chippydave01 on Aug 28, 2007 7:45:31 GMT 10
Cool photo, but I wouldnt want to tow my 18ft down Lawrence Hargrave Drive with a humpy into Coledale and Ive got plenty of adventure and stuntman in me.Even though one of my carpenter mates towed one around from job to job with his family in a hd holden.When ever he had to go up massive hills he used to pump the tyres right up for less drag and pray.Cheers Dave
Al, you're lucky I didn’t find that photo first.... I would have said ‘The things you can do with an FJ Holden’
The Franklin is just tagging along behind, most likely had hydraulic brakes so stopping .... no worries, the FJ has a low first gear so hills ... no worries, might have to stop and have a cuppa when she got hot .... no worries.
Great photo, great story, should be in the memorabilia section. Keep 'em coming.
Al.... Love these old pictures.... espeicially of the outback with old vans trucks and cars etc. Sounds like you had a great childhood upbringing. might not have seemed like fun at the time but when you look back on those days now you will apreciate just how lucky you where.
Cobber? Who the hell is Cobber Its about time you introduced yourself to us mate
Hmmmmmmm.... i seen my first blowfly for the season yesterday. maybe that was a sign that this cobber bloke was about to make his presence felt on the forum again ;D ;D ;D
Where have you been you old coot Signed: Your son 'Arold