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2017 November 18-19 Xmas
Forum: Club Trips
Last Post: troopiepete
17-11-2017, 02:37 PM
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30-10-2017, 03:51 PM
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  Francis Birtles the original outback adventurer
Posted by: sirlezz - 29-10-2017, 12:23 AM - Forum: General chat - Replies (1)

If you have never heard of him he crossed Australia many times on a bicycle motorcycle and car and Travelled from England to Melbourne by car

Vic Moon has written up quite some detail on the guy who paved the way  in the 1920's way before 4wd did

He is arguably Australia's greatest motoring adventurer and was an acclaimed hero of his time and he really was the first to drive from the UK to Australia - unlike some university students who claimed they were the 'first overland' in the 1950s. Ron and Viv Moon relate his story.

click on this link to read stacks more

http://dirtroaddiaries.com.au/francis-birtles
                     

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  Free 4wd Magazine 216 Pages
Posted by: sirlezz - 25-10-2017, 09:58 PM - Forum: General public info - Replies (1)

Hi guys got onto this mag from facebook Smile

check it out page 28 reminds me of the Lake Eyre trip hahaha Blush

http://pubhtml5.com/xdfb/ycxd

hope you can see it Big Grin

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  2017 October 11 Meeting
Posted by: daggy - 08-10-2017, 07:35 AM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

Hello everybody, don't forget the October meeting starting at 7.30pm.  

This week we will hear about the 2017 Corroboree , plans for the Xmas party and updates on the 2018 Simpson Desert trip.

Prospective members welcome.  Come along and partake of tea or coffee after the meeting.

Let us know if you have any new or general business, here.

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  20180521 SIMPSON DESERT/HAY RIVER/MADIGAN LINE
Posted by: daggy - 15-09-2017, 08:03 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (11)

Well, I thought it better to start a new thread for the 2018 Simpson Trip as the planning that Peter started has changed considerably.

Again like always, we start with a plan and  timings and try to work with these but sights to see, road conditions and that perfect camp site and turn everything upside down.

The rough plan is a trip departing Fraser Island on 21 May and returning to Brisbane sometime around 15-16 June.

Don't rule the trip out if you haven't got 4 weeks off.  This is a trip that still has a lot of planning and even as it stands at the moment there are points where you can meet up or jump off.

Without working out how many days from here to there.  The current plan is leave Fraser and travel to Longreach to Boulia cross into the Northern Territory on the Donohue/Plenty Highway.  Travel the Hay River Track to Poeppel Corner then East/West across the Simpson on the French Line to Mt Dare.  Onwards from Mt Dare and cross West East on the Madigan's Route to Birdsville.

What we know.  We would like to spend about 14 days in the desert.  It will be extremely remote with up to 1000 kilometres between fuel, food and water.

We need permits for Hay River Track (2017 $200 and $20 camp fee at Batton Hill, mandatory camp), Desert Parks Pass ($160) and Madigan Line (CLC permit, no charge).

We are lucky enough to have communication with somebody that had travelled these more remote tracks and lots of advice is being sought and provided.

Like all out trips into the desert there is explicitly NO trailers.   

If you interested in this trip,, please reply here.  Even if you're unsure you can make it, you're welcome to have input.

There is a lot of planning to be done and as such we would like to have a team meeting to discuss what everybody would like to get out of a trip like this.  The meeting will take place sometime in October or November.

Confirmed travellers are:
Darryl
Peter
Kris
Victor ?
Clint

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  20171021 Levuka 4wd Park 21st-22nd Oct
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 12-09-2017, 09:45 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (4)

Camping getaway to Levuka 4wd Park.

Overnight camping trip.

http://www.levuka.com.au

Meeting: 7.30am Hungry Jacks Beaudesert for an 8am leave.

Club channel: 58

Comment on this thread if you can make it for this trip.

***This trip has been postponed from 16-17 Sept until 21-22 Oct.***


Unfortunately I will not be able to make this trip.

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  20180520 - Proposed Simpson Deset trip
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-08-2017, 11:04 PM - Forum: Club Trips - Replies (5)

Hi

I know you are all saying did we not just do a Simpson Trip!

So what I want to go Back and several of us will still have valid SA Desert Passes so why not!

Looking at this being a 3 week trip crossing the Desert Twice - only issue is the 2nd crossing is almost 900Km between Fuel stations...
Long Range tanks anyone   Big Grin 

Ok I have only spent a few hours putting this together and it needs heaps of peaking and the finish of the trip has a big hole... Maybe this is where we rest for a few days or maybe it's to allow more time in the Desert if we want - its up to you..



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  2000 Bulldusts
Posted by: troopiepete - 10-08-2017, 12:45 AM - Forum: Past Bulldust Newsleters - No Replies

Year 2000 Bulldusts for your reading pleasure

Updated Aug 2017


.pdf   2000 01 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.59 MB / Downloads: 61)

.pdf   2000 02 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.3 MB / Downloads: 42)

.pdf   2000 03 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.66 MB / Downloads: 60)

.pdf   2000 04 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.88 MB / Downloads: 37)

.pdf   2000 05 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.78 MB / Downloads: 39)

.pdf   2000 06 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 2.06 MB / Downloads: 56)

.pdf   2000 07 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.68 MB / Downloads: 69)

.pdf   2000 08 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.77 MB / Downloads: 50)

.pdf   2000 09 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.63 MB / Downloads: 55)

.pdf   2000 10 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.68 MB / Downloads: 61)

.pdf   2000 11 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 2.02 MB / Downloads: 50)

.pdf   2000 12 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.75 MB / Downloads: 70)

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  2006 Bulldusts
Posted by: troopiepete - 10-08-2017, 12:35 AM - Forum: Past Bulldust Newsleters - No Replies

2006 Bulldusts for your reading pleasure

Updated Aug2017


.pdf   2006 01 January Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.04 MB / Downloads: 42)

.pdf   2006 02 February Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.33 MB / Downloads: 60)

.pdf   2006 03 March Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.11 MB / Downloads: 45)

.pdf   2006 04 April Bulldust.pdf (Size: 737.13 KB / Downloads: 53)

.pdf   2006 05 May Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.02 MB / Downloads: 47)

.pdf   2006 06 June Bulldust.pdf (Size: 924.68 KB / Downloads: 62)

.pdf   2006 08 August bulldust.pdf (Size: 859.33 KB / Downloads: 52)

.pdf   2006 09 Sep Bulldust.pdf (Size: 735.45 KB / Downloads: 44)

.pdf   2006 10 Oct Bulldust.pdf (Size: 329.16 KB / Downloads: 57)

.pdf   2006 11 Nov Bulldust.pdf (Size: 231.62 KB / Downloads: 44)

.pdf   2006 12 Dec Bulldust.pdf (Size: 696.87 KB / Downloads: 49)

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  2007 Bulldusts
Posted by: troopiepete - 10-08-2017, 12:20 AM - Forum: Past Bulldust Newsleters - No Replies

2007 Bulldusts for your reading pleasure

Updated Aug 2017


.pdf   2007 02 Feb Bulldust.pdf (Size: 134.74 KB / Downloads: 44)


.pdf   2007 03 Mar Bulldust.pdf (Size: 184.29 KB / Downloads: 51)

.pdf   2007 04 Apr Bulldust.pdf (Size: 188.76 KB / Downloads: 43)

.pdf   2007 05 May Bulldust.pdf (Size: 354.81 KB / Downloads: 42)

.pdf   2007 07 Jul Bulldust.pdf (Size: 314.33 KB / Downloads: 45)

.pdf   2007 10 October Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.09 MB / Downloads: 54)

.pdf   2007 12 December Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.15 MB / Downloads: 44)

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  2013 Bulldusts
Posted by: troopiepete - 09-08-2017, 11:57 PM - Forum: Past Bulldust Newsleters - No Replies

This is a Combined edition due to a lack of time during the year.. too many trips Angel



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  2012 Bulldusts
Posted by: troopiepete - 09-08-2017, 11:18 PM - Forum: Past Bulldust Newsleters - No Replies

For your Reading Pleasure



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.pdf   2012 03 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.27 MB / Downloads: 49)
.pdf   2012 02 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 557.73 KB / Downloads: 52)
.pdf   2012 04 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.35 MB / Downloads: 46)
.pdf   2012 05 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.53 MB / Downloads: 60)
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  2011 Bulldusts
Posted by: troopiepete - 09-08-2017, 11:09 PM - Forum: Past Bulldust Newsleters - No Replies

For your reading Pleasure



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.pdf   2011 01 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 5.06 MB / Downloads: 58)
.pdf   2011 02 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.01 MB / Downloads: 39)
.pdf   2011 03 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.88 MB / Downloads: 52)
.pdf   2011 04 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 649.71 KB / Downloads: 47)
.pdf   2011 05 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.82 MB / Downloads: 46)
.pdf   2011 06 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 442.78 KB / Downloads: 49)
.pdf   2011 08 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.04 MB / Downloads: 40)
.pdf   2011 11 Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.26 MB / Downloads: 44)
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  2010 Bulldust
Posted by: troopiepete - 09-08-2017, 11:05 PM - Forum: Past Bulldust Newsleters - No Replies

For your Reading Pleasure



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.pdf   2010 01 Jan Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.06 MB / Downloads: 51)
.pdf   2010 02 Feb Bulldust.pdf (Size: 2.69 MB / Downloads: 50)
.pdf   2010 03 March Bulldust.pdf (Size: 2.28 MB / Downloads: 45)
.pdf   2010 04 April Bulldust.pdf (Size: 4.13 MB / Downloads: 43)
.pdf   2010 05 May Bulldust.pdf (Size: 2.18 MB / Downloads: 41)
.pdf   2010 06 June Bulldust.pdf (Size: 1.12 MB / Downloads: 46)
.pdf   2010 07 July Bulldust.pdf (Size: 358.72 KB / Downloads: 41)
.pdf   2010 08 Aug Bulldust.pdf (Size: 402.24 KB / Downloads: 54)
.pdf   2010 10 Buldust.pdf (Size: 5.97 MB / Downloads: 39)
.pdf   2010 11 Nov Bulldust.pdf (Size: 560.77 KB / Downloads: 49)
.pdf   2010 12 Dec Bulldust.pdf (Size: 952.02 KB / Downloads: 53)
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  Sunrover Tours has tour guide positions available
Posted by: troopiepete - 02-08-2017, 09:12 PM - Forum: Vendor Advertising - Deals for members - No Replies

To whom it may concern,
Sunrover Tours has 2 part time and 1 full time tour guide positions available.
Great training provided in-house and on the islands. Small group tours with
great island facilities. Hoping you can pass the information onto all your members.
We are based at Redcliffe with tours departing from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach.
Rob is the manager arranging the next job interviews days.
Kind Regards,
Sunrover Team
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  2017 AGM August 9
Posted by: daggy - 13-07-2017, 07:45 PM - Forum: General chat - Replies (7)

Ladies and Gents

BOOKINGS FOR DINNER ARE NOW CLOSED.  MEAT, SAUSAGES AND BREAD ROLLS HAVE BEEN ORDERED.  Thanks to Kris and Elizbeth.

AGM at the Moorooka hall at 7.30pm on 9 August 2017.  

At last night's not meeting, the not committee decided that this year dinner for the evening will be steak, sausages, fried onion, bread rolls, coleslaw and potato salad.   The plan is Kris will buy the tucker, bring the BBQ and hopefully we will get the BBQ underway around 6.30pm.  We hope to have the tucker on the table just after 7.00pm.

What we really need to know is are you coming and how many are you?  We don't want to buy too much or too little.  Let us know by no later than Friday 4 August 2017.

Hopefully there will be a video and photo presentation of the desert trip, don't miss this!!!

Discussion on the Xmas party, time to lock in the location.

Most importanty, all positions will be declared vacant and maybe we will see some new faces on the committee.

We are feeding:
Darryl x 1
Doc x 1
Les x 1
Kris x 2
Johnny x 1
Steve x 1
Victor x 1
PeteR x 1
Peter Wolf Creek I know cars H x 1
Clint x 1

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