In our ‘Are we there yet’ exhibition, little Grace remembers many exciting stories about her family trip around Australia. After Grace and her family were on the road a while, they drove through the outback and their car got bogged in the deep sand on the Tanami Track.

A football team helped push us out, and Billy said, ‘Are we there yet?’

Original illustration by Alison Lester.
Original illustration by Alison Lester.

 

Former staff library staff member Paul had a similar experience when he did a road trip in the Kimberley region many years ago. Here are some snapshots of his adventure:

The Kimberley’s Gibb River Road, 700 km of corrugated track. Three blown out tyres, $500 for a steering system rebuild – money well spent!

Photo courtesy of Paul O’ Brien.

 

Boldly go where no two-wheel drive should go…

Boldly go where no two-wheel drive should go... Photo courtesy of Paul O'Brien
Photo courtesy of Paul O’Brien

 

The Kimberley – a remote peaceful paradise!

Photo courtesy of Paul O'Brien
Photo courtesy of Paul O’Brien

 

We always went to bed around 9.00pm as there wasn’t much to do after sundown. I remember a particular night when we camped close to a remote settlement. I woke up around midnight to the distant sound of singing and didgeridoos. Magic!

Photo courtesy of Paul O'Brien
Photo courtesy of Paul O’Brien

 

What experiences did you have while you were on a road trip in Australia?

Why not write down your story in the reply section?

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Visit the Books Illustrated travelling exhibition Are we there yet? A journey around Australia, on display at Hurstville Museum & Gallery until 13 December 2015.

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