Donald Campbell set the world water speed record on my hometown’s lake (Lake Dumbleyung) in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, 250km’s South East of the capital city of Western Australia, Perth.
Dumbleyung Lake received world recognition when Donald Campbell broke the world water speed record on it on 31 December 1964, travelling at 444.66 km/h (276.3 mph) in his boat Bluebird K7. A granite memorial to Campbell can be seen at Pussy Cat Hill, a prominent feature and vantage point to view the entire lake area
Donald Malcolm Campbell CBE (23 March 1921 — 4 January 1967) was a British speed record breaker who broke eight absolute world speed records on water and on land in the 1950s and 1960s. He remains the only person to set both world land and water speed records in the same year (1964). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Campbell
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A while back ago I found a heap of beautiful old jarrah timber floorboards at a local rubbish dump, so today I have been busy cutting and trimming the old weathered floorboards to sell (bulk) as photoframes, I reckon I will get well over $500 for these once I have completed the job around the end of next week as it is alot of work, but I am sure the results will pay off with a good cash reward.
I am also busy doing a big clean up of my shed, and sorting out items which I can sell on ebay, so hopefully this week and next week I will start listing alot of items on ebay, most of which I have found picking via visiting local rubbish dumps.
I also found some really old hessian wheat bags and super phosphate bags at the local dump, I have a nice collection of these, so I will be putting these on ebay as well.
I also found a nice old copper float, which would look really nice polished and hung from a verandah, and even made into a wind chime.
– Making Photo Frames – Recycled Jarrah Floorboards – Find – 1930′s Hessian Wheat Bags
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Recorded by Billy on Samsung Galaxy – Frog Calls & Sounds of Northcliffe – The Deep South West of Western Australia
This one is one of my favourites I recorded
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Bloody Bogged Again – Third Time Lucky – Tractor Rescue
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My First Police Sheriffs Badge & Old Prospector Buries a Jar Full of Gold Nuggets
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Every Metal Detectorists’ Worst Nightmare – Sorting Out Your Metal Detecting Finds
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Saving a WW2 Australian POW Soldiers War Records – Trenchart – Japanese Kamikaze Pilot’s Scarf etc
Maybe someone who can speak Japanese can help translate what the “scarf” or handkerchief says… is it to do with a Japanese Kamikaze Pilot?
Is the item with the lock a Handcuff?
Maybe the round or oval shaped stone is a “worry stone” which soldiers used to get rid of their worries whilst in the POW camps.
There is so much paperwork in this trunk it will take quite some while to sort out and not a matter of days.
There are also coins, photos, and other relics in the trunk
There is no doubt other relics of the war inside the trunk as I am yet to go through it.
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Scrapping is an awesome way of making money and surving in tough times and todays rip off world, I started doing this in 2010 to bay the bills when things got very tight aka battling to save my business, which in the end the bank repossessed, long story… I am no longer battling as much I those tough times and only recently things have been great with me paying off most of my bills.
So if your a aussie battler, get scrapping, so much money to be made guys… look and you will find.
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The Dangers of 1080 (Ten Eighty) Wild Dog & Fox Baits – Protect Your Dogs
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Metal Detecting Old Timber Milling Town – Beautiful Rare Dinky Toy Double Decker Bus etc
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