When we were in Victoria a few months back, we visited Graham and Linda’s Vintage Caravan Museum in Dunolly. The collection of vintage vans included this Roadmaster (branded as a Greythorne Roadstar) with plenty of retro memorabilia inside.
And also a small Flynn which looked like the teddy bears’ picnic was being held inside.
We have a bit of a thing for retro/vintage caravans, so yesterday we had to stop and admire this super cute coffee kiosk in the Perth suburb of Osborne Park.
A few weeks back we also saw this old caravan which has been reborn as a donut kiosk in Subiaco.
And also spotted this caravan in Claremont recently, promoting the Scribblers Festival of literature and arts for children.
During our visit to Wireless Hill last week, we also went for a walk through the surrounding bushland. There were plenty of native plants, some autumn flowers like the Firewood Banksia below, and occasional glimpses of the Swan River and central Perth in the distance.
Inside the museum at Wireless Hill you can see this scale model of the site, which shows the 120m radio tower, large concrete anchor blocks and buildings, as they were in their heyday.
There is also a current exhibition titled “50 Years, 50 Objects: Melville City”. We especially liked this 1960s handbag style transistor radio.
On Wednesday we visited Wireless Hill in the Perth suburb of Ardross. The site was set up in 1912 with a 120m tall radio mast for international wireless radio communication and to contact ships at sea using Morse Code. Today the mast is gone, but you can still see the heritage listed buildings and the huge anchor blocks (below).
We went along to the Buddha’s Birthday celebration at Elizabeth Quay in Perth on the weekend. Plenty of stalls selling great vegetarian food!
Plenty of interesting cafes and speciality shops to explore under the old fashioned verandahs in Maylands, just 5km northeast of Perth city centre.