Pictorial Postmarks

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Pictorial Postmarks,have you heard about them? Yeah we know about Postmarks but never really knew or took any notice of  Pictorial Postmarks until a few years back while we were in Cooktown far North Queensland. While collecting the dreaded mail from the Cooktown Post Office,waiting in line the kids noticed the post mark stamp the bloke behind the counter was …

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Marlborough/Sarina Rd,also known as the “Horror Stretch”

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Years ago the Marlborough/ Sarina road was the only  hwy between Rockhampton and Sarina,it was branded the ” Horror Stretch” because of the many fatalities including murders during a period of time. Another name that was used was “The Crystal Highway” named that because the amount of windscreen’s that would end up smashed. In 1985 the Bruce Hwy between Sarina …

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“Mulkas Cave” Western Australia

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If you are ever thinking of visiting Wave Rock at Hyden,make sure you drive the extra 18k’s and check out Mulkas Cave.Its a unique cave with many hand prints and other artwork painted across the inside walls,the paintings dating back 3000 years ago ,according to a WA museum. It’s a very significant site in the Nyoongar Dreaming. The Legend behind …

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Holiday Road at Uluru,under $100

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That’s right!, we stayed at Yulara caravan park for 70 bucks a week. When you pull into Yulara you get the sense straight away that it ain’t gunna be cheap. As far as we’re concerned it’s one of the worst tourist traps in Australia outside of the Gold Coast and here we were again, tourists in a trap. On our …

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Birdum

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Birdum is a town that no longer exists! In an attempt to build a railway line from Darwin to Adelaide back in the good ol days it’s fair to say that the money  ran dry and it never made it all the way, there was a big gap in the middle. By the time they were around to getting it …

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Exploring the Old Geelong Gaol

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Murders,hangings,daring escapes and ghostly stories…… Why not come and visit the Old Geelong Gaol, it’s a Hell-hole” as referred to by the late Chopper Reid or was it like”a Seaside Resort” as mentioned by the Geelong Advertiser back in 1902. Which ever way you look at it,this joint is steeped with history and worth a wander through. Rug up though …

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Exploring Glenloth Hall, Victoria

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Glenloth  Hall…..a small part of what’s left of the town called Glenloth ,on a back road to Charlton. We stopped at this Hall ,as it grabbed out attention while driving past. Not much in this town now ,that once was most likely a busy place with the grain silo rail head that’s still standing but unused. If you didn’t already …

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Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra

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We were lost and somewhat frustrated….. The main reason for us visiting Canberra was to attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service,then maybe stay on briefly to experience some of the Capital City. We had been in Canberra just a night and a day,but in that time had no luck in finding a paid place to plug-in,the accommodation we had lined …

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“Lake Ballard” Western Australia

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We have great memories of Lake Ballard ,this is where we sat and spoke with an Astronomer while he was photographing the “Seven Sisters” It was also a  breath of fresh air to be there ,after being cooped up in Kalgoorlie Hospital with the surprise early arrival of our seventh daughter. As soon as we had the all clear and …

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Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles

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If you have ever been road tripping along the Stuart Hwy,there’s no doubt you stopped off at Karlu Karlu, or what allot people call it “The Devils Marbles” Now if you haven’t, you’ll find this fascinating geological wonder about 390km North of Alice Springs just off the Stuart Hwy. This place intrigues us ,and with every single visit over the …

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Aileron Roadhouse

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About 130km North of Alice Springs, lives our family’s favourite  big red Kangaroo,we have no clue of the story behind him and don’t even know his name,but we call him “Steven” and every time we are heading past Aileron Roadhouse we drop in and say G’day! I’m sure there’s a human stuck in this Kangaroos body,he’s such a character,we are …

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Wycliffe Well….UFO Capital of Australia, Northern Territory

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Wycliffe Well is about 380klm North of Alice Springs,and known as the UFO Capital of Australia. It’s a unique little place to stop for a break on your trip either North or South along the Stuart Hwy. This place has had hundreds of reported UFO sightings since WWII.Originally it started out as a watering point along the old stock route …

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