Monthly Archives: March 2015

Trip 59 – Up the Murray

Trip Leaders; Paul Ryan & Richard King

The weather was fantastic as we gathered at the Pinjarra Bakery for what turned out to be a lovely day out. Fortunately we ended up with only 11 vehicles down from the anticipated 36 which was always a bit of a worry. We had 6 Pajeros, 1 Triton and 4 LandCruisers, it was quite ironic as we had more LandCruisers than the Toyota LandCruiser Club that was also meeting in the car park. A quick explanation of marking the corners and radio etiquette was given and then we...
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BUSH TRACKS: Googs Track (SA)

GOOGS TRACK

(by Malcolm Harrison)

History:

John (Goog) and Jenny Denton bought the Lone Oak property in 1960. It is about 35km north of Ceduna. They spent many hours on the verandah thinking a road north to the rail line at Malbooma would be a great idea for the local pastoralists, as a means to get their fleeces to the rail line or to the port of Thevenard at Ceduna. So in 1973, he set off from his property and headed north with a...
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Trip 53 – Gnangara Park

Trip Leader: Pat O'Dowd & Gary Izzard

A trip to the Gnangara Park was organised by myself (Pat) and Gary. We had organised to meet like minded club members at Landsdale McDonalds car park at 8:30am meet for a 8:45am departure. With nine four-bees (with a total 15 people) we had a run down on the clubs convoy procedures before leaving the car park at 8:55am, with myself (Pat) as trip leader and Gary as tail end Charlie. At ten past nine we entered the Gnangara Park from Sydney Road, the entrance looked like the local...
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Trip 86 – Dinner at Herdsman Lake Tavern

Social Dinner at Herdsman Lake Tavern

Organisers: Roger and Jan Freegard

Thanks go to Roger and Jan for organising a most enjoyable evening at the Herdsman Lake Tavern. Despite a few members failing to turn up without canceling, there was still a good turnout. The food and service was very good and the company great. IMG_2964  IMG_2967 The evening was rounded off with a very kind offer from John and Sue Brom'..to have after dinner drinks and chats at...
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BUSH TRACKS: Hay River Track (Summary)

HAY RIVER TRACK SUMMARY

By Malcolm Harrison

History: The track was pioneered in 1998 and 1999 by Lindsay Bookie (Traditional Owner) and Jol Fleming (Direct 4WD). The top part of the track, which essentially runs along the Hay River, passes through the Arrernte peoples land, and as such requires a permit to transit through. Jol and Lindsay had a long relationship before the creation of the track and took some time to get Lindsay on board with the idea. Funds were secured through aboriginal grants and a camp was built up at Batton Hill for travellers...
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BUSH TRACKS: Hay River Track

HAY RIVER TRACK DETAIL

By Malcolm Harrison

The start of the Northern end of the track is Jervois station. This is a working cattle station 345km from Alice Springs along the Plenty Hwy. It has camping, fuel and a public phone. You may read somewhere that the station only takes cash, but they do have EFTPOS facilities. It is strongly recommended you fill up here as it is 650km to the next fuel stop in Birdsville. It took us 87lt in our DMax carrying a slideon camper totalling 3.4tonne. Ensure you carry sufficient extra fuel...
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