We were in the coast city of Busselton, about 220km south of Perth, earlier this week. Called in at the Visitor Information Centre and stopped to admire this beautifully restored steam engine in the adjoining Railway House. It’s the Ballaarat (yes that’s the correct spelling!), built in 1871 and the first steam locomotive in Western Australia.
Scary vintage medical equipment for treating mental disorders – in the medical museum at Heathcote Cultural Precinct.
Excuse the little brag, but you can also read our 4-page magazine article about the vintage caravan get-together in Bridgewater, Victoria back in February. It’s in the latest (May-June 2018) issue of On The Road magazine, available in newsagents now.
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.
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).