Is that a Coolibah tree beside the abandoned house? Every Australian knows about Coolibah trees because the bush ballad Waltzing Matilda is nigh on our unoffical national anthem but most of us live nowhere near the inland where they grow. Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, Under the shade of a Coolibah tree, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me. Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.
"To muse, to creep, to halt at will, to gaze ... such sweet wayfaring"
Wah, I am jealous! In Germany these car yards don't exist (in contrast to other European countries). I recognise the Fords - but not one of the other models.ReplyDelete
I reckon they should make a museum out of that car yard. It's a slice of Australian history!ReplyDelete
not sure if I'm seeing right, but the car's rego in the middle picture seems to read "RIP 146" !!
Martina, I am not much across car models so am unable to assist.ReplyDelete
Winam, I agree it is a slice of Australian history. A lot of the town is historically preserved, perhaps this car yard too.
Susan, well spotted! But a closer look at the full resolution photo reveals it to be RJP 146,
Wow! This is fantastic! Look at all those rusty beauties!ReplyDelete
Now somewhere, and I will eventaully remember, I have seen a yard full of used caravans. Or unable to be sold caravans. Thousands of them. Out in the weather. In Australia. We are a wierd people.ReplyDelete
Oo I haven't seen that but I have seen lots of airplanes out in the desert in americaReplyDelete
The first thing I thought was that someone here in America would snatch these up and restore them. Although battered and broken they still looked beautiful.ReplyDelete