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Trip Around Australia by the
Part 2 - Queensland, New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory
Dad (Gordon) & Mum (Irene), Max & Ann, Matthew & Daniel. The trip took 5 months and covered over 24,000 kms,
mostly on Highway 1. Dad & Mum supplied the car - Holden HQ with a new 202 six engine and a V8 radiator.
Ann & I provided the caravan - 22' Modern with 4 bunks down the back & a swing-down double bed over the front lounge.
We headed north from Perth and did the top-end first as this was the right time to avoid the cyclones and hot weather.
The car had a high-ratio ute diff which pulled the caravan reasonably well (surprisingly!). It also had new pump-up
rear shockies, new set of light-truck radials, two spares for the van and load-levellers for the hitch.
These are selected images scanned from slides from the trip - many photos were damaged by fungus and dumped.
This is a small sample of the photos in our old family album, going back many years. Many of the photos are
scanned from old prints or transparencies (slides). Due to the age and deterioration of some the prints and
transparencies, image quality may be rather poor in some cases.
All images taken by Max Jefferies or a member of my family, or on our behalf,
and copyright is retained by us in all cases and can only be used for private purposes.
Crossing the border into the Northern Territory, and the road narrowed to one vehicle width only.
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Regrowth of ferns after a recent fire looked spooky! On the way up to Darwin.
A no-bull bull water buffalo in Darwin.
East Point Military Museum, Darwin, Northern Territory.
Fish feeding time at the Doctors Gully reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory.
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Howard Springs Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory.
The Katherine River, Katherine, Northern Territory.
Larrimah, south of Mataranka, is a little spot on the Stuart Highway famous for its Big NT Draught 'Bottle'.
The first of two flats on the same wheel of the van on the Barkly Highway into Queensland.
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The Barkly Highway across the border into Queensland.
The savannah country was so boring we had to amuse ourselves somehow.
"You got to be kidding! Not another one?"
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.
Charters Towers has some awesome old buildings done up to the nines.
We headed north from Charters Towers to come into Cairns from inland. We past this small hot spring.
Started getting into the rainforest country.
Mum & Dad loved this orchids & fern display.
The Curtain Fig Tree reserve in the rainforest.
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Coming down the mountain into Cairns.
The van park at Cairns. Signs said to watch for falling coconuts!
We took a train trip back up to the tablelands to Atherton.
A stop at the Byron Falls - but very little water due to the dry season.
The Kuranda train station.
Another day trip out to Green Island.
The underwater observation deck.
Green Island, Queensland, Australia.
A beach just north of Cairns.
There is a lot of 'big' things in Queensland.
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The Nerada Tea farm.
The burnt-out Paronella farm was a big disappointment for Mum and Matthew.
Even the chickens are big in Queensland!
The Burdekin Bridge.
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