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Reply #30 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 9:37am
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A huuuge thanks to Bon for sharing these priceless memories with us. Here goes:

















  

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Reply #31 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 9:53am
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very very  Cool Cool

love the pic's with the horse team making the way around pack track.
  

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Reply #32 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 11:19am
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Absolutely awesome Thanks for shearing
  

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Reply #33 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 11:23am
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Reply #34 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 12:28pm
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Heres some of my Clarence Reserve-Quail Flat-Muzzle Station pics from a later era.

Outside main Cookhouse on Quail Flat, me in the doorway, Allen (Alli Thomas) to my side (black hair) seated, he was one of Earnie Thomas's sons that owned (had the lease) of the Clarence Reserve. Next to Alli is Les Battersby the Rabbit Board inspector.
The old clay bread baking oven is in behind the keg behind Kevin Grey on the guitar.



Inside the main cookhouse... me guarding the keg.



Bunkhouse beside the main cookhouse.



Bushy saddle enroute to quail Flat.



Bluff Dump Hut - Heron Stream









Black Creek Hut just up a side crek of the Heron Stream before Quail Flat



Ravine Hut - Muzzle Stn.









Clarence R upstream from Ravine Hut



St Paul Block - Muzzle Stn.



Note the posts in front of the hut, we built the verandah/porch on the front of the hut on this trip (a couple of pics up you can see the finished job ... pics are out of order)
We also built the dunny on a previous trip .... man what a view looking down the clarence that dunny had.



Clarence R.



Muzzle Stream






The Dessert Plateau above the Dart Stream.



Quail Flat taken from a PA38 Tomahawk



Lake McRae


  
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Reply #35 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 4:54pm
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Good one 12 pointer. I think I might have a pic of the old Ravine Hut, have a few of the old Bluff/Muzzle huts. Trouble is I am starting to forget which is which. Labelling was something I didn't always remember to do.
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Reply #36 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 5:10pm
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Bon wrote on Jun 20th, 2011 at 4:54pm:
Good one 12 pointer. I think I might have a pic of the old Ravine Hut, have a few of the old Bluff/Muzzle huts. Trouble is I am starting to forget which is which. Labelling was something I didn't always remember to do.
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Reply #37 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 5:36pm
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[quote author=42797E7C78110 link=1305972002/35#35 date=1308545677]Good one 12 pointer. I think I might have a pic of the old Ravine Hut, have a few of the old Bluff/Muzzle huts. Trouble is I am starting to forget which is which. Labelling was something I didn't always remember to do.
Want some more piccys???[/quote]
Yip, sure do, bring em on, they bring back good old memories .... the ones that weren't clouded by the gallons of beer we drank in there Grin
  
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Reply #38 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 6:58pm
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Great thread. Thanks all of you for taking the time to share it.  Cool
  
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Reply #39 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 7:15pm
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Great thread. Thanks all of you for taking the time to share it.  Cool


+1 - Absolute cracker!! well done to all involved  Cool
  
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Reply #40 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 7:34pm
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More pics of Muzzle please, this is a great thread.
I have been lucky enough to have spent a bit of time in there, it was an amazing contrast to my south westland rain forest upbringing. I have a couple of those spherical pressure stones at my doorstep, they were nearby that porridge style rock face in the heron.
  
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Reply #41 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 8:40pm
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On the airstrip


Carrying live wild pig


From the chopper











Looking for pork


Veiw down the Heron
  
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Reply #42 - Jun 20th, 2011 at 9:25pm
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That's interesting. And it looks like the river has changed course taking out the bottom paddock. Guess a lot can happen in 50+ years.
  
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Reply #43 - Jun 21st, 2011 at 8:18am
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Great to see all these photos.Is Artie Thomas still around any one please.?
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Reply #44 - Jun 28th, 2011 at 9:24pm
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Wow...I'm new to all this so just navigating around the site and checkin out all the great stories and photos.  Thanks to all on this thread, its awesome to see the history of our country and those that have gone before.  Great pics,  Cheers.
  
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