Post by Don Ricardo on Jul 12, 2009 21:41:34 GMT 10
Extract from Powerhouse Museum on-line catalogue regarding Propert caravan:
"Between the wars rail travel and hotel accommodation were too expensive for the average Australian family. Motoring made holidays possible for a much larger percentage of the population. The 'motor gypsies', as they were called, cooked on the roadside and camped in tents. The first camping ground for travelling motorists was established at Woodend in Victoria in 1924."