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Trip Around Australia by the Jefferies 1981

Part 4 - Victoria, South Australia & Western Australia


Around Australia Trip 1981  -  Part    1   -   2   -   3  -  4


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.



We enter into Victoria, Australia.



Friendly birds at Wilson's Promontory.


Getting ready for a trip on the Puffing Billy steam train.






Loading the coal for the trip.






Ah, the memories!  Coal dust in your eyes.




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We did not stay in Melbourne, with the thought that we would visit here in the near future.


View the Melbourne photo album here


We spent several hours at the Sovereign Hill Heritage Site.






Who's been a bad boy!










The boys getting close and personal.










Lunch in the carpark of Sovereign Hill.



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Heading down the coast from Geelong along the Great Ocean Road.




The Great Ocean Road.


The Apostles.


The Loch Ard Gorge.




The Loch Ard Gorge.




Ocean water has tunnelled through the limestone several hundred metres to a pool inland.




The limestone coast of the Apostles.








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Morning tea at Warrnambool.


We visit the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum at Warrnambool.








An amazing statue from the wreck of the Loch Ard.


We entered South Australia on a freezing cold day.


Climbing the extinct volcanos of Mt. Gambier.




The Big Lobster at Kingston South East, South Australia.






A vehicle ferry crossing the Murray River.






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The Adelaide Festival Centre.




The 'Mall's Balls' in Rundle Street, Adelaide.


View the Adelaide photo album here




Wine tasting in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.








Wine tour in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.





The Port of Adelaide, South Australia.




Daniel's second birthday in Adelaide.






The boys always found it easy to make new friends.


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We went on a tour of the Whyalla Still Mill on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.






Most of the slides of the Eyre Peninsula were destroyed through mould.


View the Eyre Peninsula photo album here


Streaky Bay, South Australia.




Fowlers Bay, South Australia.




The Eyre Highway cross the south-most part of the Nullarbor Plain, South Australia.


The coastline of the Great Australian Bight, South Australia.


View the Nullarbor Journey photo album here




""And behold, I* am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his

work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." Blessed

are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and

murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to

testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright

and Morning Star.” And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!”

And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely."

( * Jesus )   Revelation of Jesus Christ  ch.22  vs.12-17.  The Holy Bible - New King James Version





Almost home, just 1,450 km to go.


The Eucla whale, Western Australia.


The old Telegraph Station at Eucla, Western Australia.







We called into Beth & Ken's farm in Kondinin on the way home.






Around Australia Trip 1981  -  Part    1   -   2   -   3  -  4







Capital City of Victoria


Capital City of South Australia


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