1988 Early Days in Purnululu

by John Wheatley
(Perth WA)

1988  Early Days

1988 Early Days

Our trip into the Bungle Bungles was back in 1988, the road in was very poor, full of pot holes with deep bulldust and areas of quite deep water to transverse. There was no drinking water although the Public Works Dept were drilling for water while we were there.

My Wife and I had a great time exploring the area, we also took a helicopter flight.

Whilst we were driving back to the main road we hit some bulldust and the towbar snapped on our 4wd. A truck from the Public Works stopped to assist us and arranged for a following truck that had a hoist on it, to lift our trailer onto the truck and transport it into Halls Creek for us. Thank you to the Public Works Department of Western Australia.

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Early Days in the Bungles
by: Birgit

Thank YOU John for writing. And for digging up and likely scanning that photo!

I always love hearing or reading about the early days :-).

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