Documents

Trip and research notes can be view and downloaded.   Documents marked with a 'View' can be downloaded when opened in the viewer.  Just selecting from the 'File' menu 'Download Original'.

All material is supplied as is and when planning any remote trips you should check the current road and weather conditions.  BOM (Weather)   SA Transport (Outback Roads)  ExplorOz

If you need more information, feel free to Contact me.

Safe travels


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4x4 Monthly Magazine article of our crossing 2006 (Published Oct 2007) Good read and that's me doing the welding again. http://www.4wdaction.com.au/ Written by Greg Cartan   21 Dec 2010, 17:19 Gordon Kay
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Birdsville & Strzelecki track Heritage report put out by Department for Environment and Heritage. Lots of great information in this very large document. 540 Pages 22MB  1 Jun 2012, 20:47 Gordon Kay
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Iconic Furphy Water Tank History along with a list of end cap designs.  29 Jan 2011, 00:35 Gordon Kay
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Filmed during Madigan crossing in 1939. 16Mb and 13 minutes long. You will need FLV player (Real Player)  3 Dec 2010, 07:23 Gordon Kay
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Discover Cecil Thomas Madigan remarkable Arunta / Simpson Desert Crossing of 1939. Correct dates and locations have been identified after much reseach. Lots of early photos included. (~33 Pages and 7Mb) WARNING - If you intend to do this trip be well prepared and travel as a group. It is an extreme trip on vehicles and peoples and you will need extensive 4WD and survival skills. Permits are also required. Madigan was lucky to make it across and saved by unexpected rain.  15 Jun 2012, 18:57 Gordon Kay
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Map of Outback South Australia  942k v. 1 2 Aug 2011, 21:47 Gordon Kay
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Oodnadatta Track Heritage report put out by Department for Environment and Heritage. Lots of great information in this very large document. The link is to sections 1 only but you can open the other sections from the table of contents near the front of the document.  1 Jun 2012, 18:52 Gordon Kay
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Lots of great information if you are traveling along the Oodnadatta, Simpson Desert and Birdsville tracks. Discovery the hidden secrets, hardship of early explores and our history. Trip notes for 16 days travel and lots of facts for kids and 4WD groups. (~136 Pages / 18Mb)  15 Jun 2012, 18:34 Gordon Kay
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Page Family Grave near the Birdsville Track. Old new paper reports and other information  381k v. 1 5 Dec 2010, 06:52 Gordon Kay
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From Ship to the Bush: Ship Tanks In Australia by MICHAEL PEARSON. Dotted about the Australian landscape in the most unexpected locations are large square rusty iron tanks. These cubic, mild steel containers are called ship tanks, and had their origin as shipping containers for water or perishable goods.  678k v. 1 5 Dec 2010, 06:56 Gordon Kay
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Radio frequencies used in Australia. List all city and country stations  90k v. 1 5 Dec 2010, 05:38 Gordon Kay