Cairns & Cooktown, May 1981

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. Some old Kodachrome slides. We flew from Canberra to Cairns. There was an airline strike on but we eventually made it. We hired a motor home. It seemed enormous to us at the time but now appears modest. We took a bus up to Kuranda and then the train back to Cairns. Met some friends up there and drove to Cooktown in the “Jolly Green Giant”, in convoy with Bob Parkinson and Narelle Hohnke from Lance’s ANU Pure Maths tutor group. Called into the 1875 Lion’s Den Hotel in Helenvale. Quite a landmark in a remote location. Traded the motorhome in for a mini-moke for our last day.

NSW Coast, September 2019

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. Green Cathedral at Tiona overlooking Wallis Lake near Forster. The post serves as the pulpit for ceremonies in a lovely setting reached by a long and winding walk through tall palms. Nearby Blueys Beach.& Boomerang Beach. South West Rocks and Trial Bay Gaol. Smokey Cape, Woolgoolga and a famous curry seller as seen on ABC Backroads.