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Jun 14, 2016 - Our Trip draws to an end...

And now……. The inevitable Gundagai; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwpO7JpO3co Well what a great trip we have had and how fitting to end in wonderful Gundagai… I was trying to cut cross country to Wagga then thru to Nangus so we came into Gundy right near the CP but Vanessa was having none of it she managed to get us to the Hume at Albury. Well that made it convenient and timely to have lunch at Holbrook. The explorers Hume and Hovell were the first-known Europeans in the area. They travelled through in 1824 looking for new grazing...

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May 1, 2014 - Dog on the Tuckerbox (Gundagai)

Thursday 1st May We left our caravan park at 10am because we are going to see a submarine museum located in the town of Holbrook and it doesn't open until then. There is an interesting history of how a submarine ended up in the town which is 400kms away from any ocean. Also how the town was named Holbrook (and why)' The town was named Holbrook after a British Submarine Captain who was awarded a VC for his actions during the first world war. This guy was only 26 yo and negotiated an area that Winston Churchill wanted to take control of...

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Nov 28, 2012 - On the road to Gundagi

Left this morning and travelled into the town itself to have a look along the main street and to look at the Internment and POW museum at the old railway station. Hay has a beautiful old railway station which is managed by local council since it closed in early 80's. The interment and POW museum is housed in some railway carriages. In WWII, it was the home to many Italian and Japanese POWs as well as interned Italians and German /Austrian Jews (for awhile until released). There were thousands at the height of the war housed in separate...

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Jul 23, 2012 - Gundagai

We left the van in Wagga and went on a day trip to see the Dog on the Tuckerbox in Gundagai. It was a lot smaller than I had imagined but well worth the trip. The town is geared for tourists but they grab at any claim to fame. We had a beautiful lunch at the Niagara Cafe made famous by the visit of Prime Minister John Curtain in 1942 but it turns out that the cafe was rebuilt in 1975 after it was gutted by fire. We had a couple of beers in the Criterion Hotel which houses murals of bushranger holdups and imagined scenes of the 1852 flood. A...

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Dec 25, 2010 - Gundagai NSW

17th December. We are now in NSW and are heading towards the Snowy Mountains, we stopped off in Gundagai, and on arriving found that we had travelled over 100 Klms with the caravan keys hanging from the door, talk about lucky. After driving through the town looking for somewhere to park the vans (most towns don’t have many parking spaces large enough to park vans) we finally parked at the Tourist Info Centre, inside are bronze statues of Dad, Mum, Dave and Mable characters from the Dad and Dave radio program, also there is a wonderful...

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Mar 28, 2010 - Gundagai

March 15 Marianne: Our last night on the road was Sunday, and everything closed early. We were reduced to celebrating our last supper of the trip with a rice and vegetable odds-and-ends supper. So we were looking forward to reaching Canberra with its free apartment and ample eateries. Listening to the radio, we heard a song featuring 2 men arguing about which was better, Melbourne or Sydney. The song ended with both of them agreeing that thank God they did not live in Canberra! Uh oh. Steve: But we did get a nice surprise the next day, as...

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