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Old machinery in the bush.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by fuzzychops, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. fuzzychops

    fuzzychops Well-Known Member

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  2. greysrigging

    greysrigging Well-Known Member

    Me too.... love the old bush treasure. The Comet Gold Mine just out of Marble Bar is well worth a visit.....
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  3. Bomber2012

    Bomber2012 Well-Known Member

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    old gallopy outside Omeo.
     
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  4. greysrigging

    greysrigging Well-Known Member

    Abandoned shearing shed and quarters at Yalgoo in the WA Murchison
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  5. Ditch

    Ditch Active Member

    Gold Stamper, Crow Mountain, NSW
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    Horse drawn water pump, Mt Wood Station near Tibboburra, NSW
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  6. greysrigging

    greysrigging Well-Known Member

    Old iron and stuff at Yalgoo, WA
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  7. typhoeus

    typhoeus Well-Known Member

    From the times when things were made to last, Its impossible to imagine what a Kia would look like after 30+ years of operation and another 50 + years of sitting in a paddock.
     
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  8. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    One of our favourite places to explore & walk around is the old Heatherlie/Mt Difficult Freestone Quarry in the Grampians.
    There is so much left to see. This is an important site as a lot of the stone was used in prominent buildings in Stawell & Melbourne including Parliament House , State Library , GPO , Supreme Court , Town Hall , Regent Theatre & others.
    A must see for anyone travelling up that way , that likes this sort of history stuff :)
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  9. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

  10. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Where is that Deano ?
    Looks like places around the Powelltown area.
     
  11. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    The old Dredge & Drag Line , just around the corner from home.
    Was full of water last year , then dried up to nothing now full of water again after a bit of rain.

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  12. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

    Rubicon valley.
     
  13. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

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    This one made it back from the bush.
    GM powered tank base converted to a dozer. There were lots of these
    conversions done with surplus military vehicles, very popular with bush sawmills.
     
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  14. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Close , plenty of nice stuff up there.
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  15. greysrigging

    greysrigging Well-Known Member

    My uncles Doug and Don Finlayson bought some war surplus Grants tanks in 1946 and converted them into dozers for land clearing in the Mallee
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  16. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Nice Work :)
    They would have been cheap too .
     
  17. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

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    Kurth kiln. kiln used during the Second World War to make charcoal for gas producer units. DSCF3965.JPG Water pump on the Murry, Overland corner.
     
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  18. greysrigging

    greysrigging Well-Known Member

    They bought the tanks at auction at Bonegilla and then they both attended clearance auctions in Darwin and Alice Springs also in 1946. They bought ex army trucks in Darwin, loaded 'em up and drove a convoy home to Horsham. Both blokes were excellent bush mechanics and innovators. Uncle Doug was based in Darwin, Port Keats and Borneo during the War, and had a bit of inside info re surplus equipment, especially Yank stuff. He was in Darwin during Jap raids and never really spoke of his wartime experiences until a few years before he passed. Back in 1992 I invited him up home for the 50th anniversary of the first raid in Feb 1942, but he declined saying he had spent 50 years trying to forget that day.......he was a mechanic in the RAAF and experienced a few traumatic raids on airstrips down the track as well. And it was only fairly recently that blokes who served in Darwin were granted Active Service on their records and pensions.
     
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  19. dno67

    dno67 Well-Known Member

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    An old sunshine harvester, left to rot.
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    I reckon a few people would have passed this one.
     
  20. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Not me , where is that ? Looks a bit like wishful thinking :D
     

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