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David Ride : [Field notebook] : Holiday to places North-West, April 1964 Ride Family
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15 - 29 April, 1966.
18 p. ; 16 cm.
To get to Mellenbye:
Turn east off road to Gutha, 14 m. N of Morawa
+2 Gutha
+10 left at Xroads well signposted to Yalgoo +8.7 stock gate, 3.2 bend in road stockgate, 2.3 Mellenbye turnoff [to go to Marloo Well], stockgate, stockgate, stockgate,
stockgate, Turi-Ari Hill, stockgate, Xroads take right, well signposted Yalgoo, windmill on left, fork right along fenceline before stockgate, well & mill go through gate, take track straight ahead (due east), no fence, telephone line at first, Mooloo Well. Ederga is .4 m. due east of this.
The Murgoo Meteorite.
Described to Ride & Merrilees,10-10-61, by W. Hamlet on Woolgarry Stn. Broke a fenceline in Murgoo, 1 1/2 m. from Deep Well and about 4 1/2 m. from the Woolshed. Jimmy Tyson, Joker Mungo working on Murgoo know the position. Hamlet also described bones sticking up out of the rock in Boolardy Stn towards Mileura boundary. Fred Simpson, Danny Simpson, Murgoo Fred, Frank Tiger, Mick Gilbert, Mat Nugee all know of this (mention Hamlet to them).
Wednesday, 15th April 1964
Left Florence Road, 2hrs New Norcia, Yandanooka Hills camped across railway line in a thicket of low Casuarina. Fairly cold night with heavy dew, mist developed by dawn, dew dripping from acacia like heavy rain in early morning, Black-faced cuckoo shrikes, 28s, at least 3 species of frog calling: 1. a small rasping quack 2. a helioporous like woo-woo 3. a repeated setting of low sounds which together produced a faint moo. Seds collected 2 species the next day in a pond near the railway line, Pete collected a third.
Thursday 16th April
Yandanooka Hills : Gecko collected by Sue & Jim from crack in log. Dongara, Murchison river crossing, camped for night, G .... night, no dew, fed children on fish & chips at Geraldton on way through, camped in the dark at our usual place.
Friday 17th April 1964
Murchison river crossing, went fishing but no bites at all, some small Atherines swimming on the surface. Drove along Carnarvon road looking for a tank .......went back & looked at old copper ....Turned off main road to Ajana, bought petrol, Northampton, back at camp, a warm night.
Saturday 18th April 1964
523 Camp at Murchison river crossing at the 383 mile post.
575 Arrived at Kalbarri road
576 Left Kalbarri
Back at camp.
Sunday 19th April 1964
Left camp at 383 milepost at 11.45 hrs
No. 1 Tank
Mobil Station, bought new tyre
Carnarvon Motel for night. Met Eric Barker, Dick Slack-Smith.
Monday 20th April 1964
Carnarvon motel.
Went down to Whaling Stn, saw the remains. Martin still there managing Prawn factory, met Moore - Bob Moore's brother, all seem very bitter about Australia agreeing to quota on Sperms when the international whaling fleets are still taking all they can get off shore. Prawning venture going well, factory operating. Drove out to Gascoyne bridge for lunch, after lunch back fishing off whaling stn. jetty. Seds & Jim caught 4 species, pickled a series for Uren.
Tuesday 21st April 1964
Drove out to the Blowholes on Quobba. Gascoyne river crossing. Blowholes.
Had lunch about 800* N of Blowholes at Quobba Point, the same Bothriembryon limestone here as in B. & D., collected a good series of Boths. : 66.660, 66.663. here the pisolitic limestone with Boths. includes a relatively weathered (?) aeolianite at a discomformity about 12 ft above sea level, collected specimens of each & a specimen of the junction. Back to Carnarvon, saw q rabbit, 2 Reds, and a white egret in Quobba. At Motel, met Grahame Wilson - he is Welfare Officer Carnarvon now. Appears happy.
Wednesday 22nd April
Gascoyne bridge.
Booloogaroo Homestead.
Gascoyne bridge.
Thursday 23rd April
Motel at Carnarvon, V. J. Lewis.
Shark Bay turn off.
Denham. No exposed rocks on the trip, met Dick Slack-Smith and Eric Barker & Jock Campbell at Fisheries Dept., they suggested we go to Pechick's Caravan Park. We got a very large caravan. Kenney (.....)(?) called in with daughter, took ednesday 29 April 1964
Camp at Murchison, returned to small copper(?) show, Geraldton, Carnarvon.
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