"Takes you places"

Meeting Wednesday 5th August - Pt Augusta to Gulf of Carpentaria Walk 1973 by Bob MosselOur guest speaker at our meeting on Wednesday 5th August will be:

Port Augusta to Gulf of Carpentaria Walk 1973
by Bob Mossel

When 2 brothers and 3 girls spent 4 months crossing the continent on foot by an inland route in 1973, they became the first recorded party to do so since Burke and Wills. They were also probably the first in which all party member walked every step of the way and still remain as the only party to cross the final salt-flats and mangroves (two more camps) and stand on the beach of the Gulf of Carpentaria. A ‘highlight’ of the walk was their struggle along the flooded Birdsville Track.

Bob Mossel – bushwalker (and former ABW member), photographer, bush pilot, and author of the book “Where No Roads Go” will give a short introduction to the 50 minute short version DVD copy of the original high quality 16 mm film made by his brother Bill. I’ve seen the full length version (around 100 minutes) and there’s never a dull moment so this is sure to keep your attention. One or two of the girls may also be there to briefly give their lasting impressions of the trip’s lows and highs.

 



Cape Jervis to Victor Harbour, 28 Nov - 1 Dec
River Torrens Linear Park, 9 Dec
West Lakes, 15 Dec
SW Cape Circuit Tasmania, 17 Jan 21 - 28 Jan 21
Rawnsley Park-Wilpena day walks, 24 May 21 - 28 May 21
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