THE 2010 AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL ELECTION RESULT


 

 

Far from being confused or indecisive, the Federal Election result is clear as a bright sunny day. The message to politicians is : the general public are not going to give you absolute power because politicians can not be trusted with it. And if the general public, as represented by the Independents and Greens don’t like a policy, it will be defeated, firstly in the House of Representatives, even before it gets to the Senate. And if politicians think they can lie to the general public during a political campaign, then change their stance (e.g. on the GST as John Howard did), it isn’t going to take three years to defeat the lousey policy. It wont make it out of the House of Representatives, to begin with. The only decent politicians in Canberra are the Independents. And if Julia Gillard wont budge on Tariffs, Catter should  refuse to make any deal with either the Liberals or Labor. We need Tariffs, subsidies and quotas to protect Australian industires. They are not an old and obsolete ideas. They are measures that are needed in a complex world. The power is with Bob Catter and the Independents; not Julia Gillard and Labor. It’s not up to Gillard  to dictate to Catter. Catter is the more responsible politician acting in the interests of all Australians. Gillard and Labor are the economic morons.

This election wasn’t about a swing away from Labor to the Liberal-National Coalition. It was about policies. Firstly, it was about the Boat people and other refugees. Most Australians don’t want them here. They don’t even want the ones that are here already !! I.E. the Sudanese. The general public are not going to tolerate Christian policies rammed down their throats by the  irresponsible Christian minority nong heads. Fanatical Christians are not going to dictate foreign policy and make Australia take in every desperate refugee that wants to come here. Labor’s policy on this issue is still the same as Rudd’s idiotic one. If Julia Gillard had changed it, Labor would have won the 2010 election, but not by a great margin. It would have been a slender margin. Some only voted for the Liberals because Tony Abbot was going to stop the boats. The boats would have been stopped, but the refugees were still going to be processed ( on Naru or other places) and allowed to push their way into Australia. Tony Abbot is only playing with words. The general public are sick of arrogant politicians ignoring what is responsible for Australia and over burdening us with the troubles of the world.

People were voting for the Liberals because they thought he was genuinely going to stop refugees. He was not going to stop them from eventually wealsing their way into Australia. And they were going to cost Australia more money in the long run because he was going to recruit them directly from the many refugees camps, in poor countries of the world. In fact, Abbot was going to increase the intake of legitimate refugees, in the hope of stemming the flow of illegal ones. Voters have made a swing to the Liberals based on a false assumption on their part. Tony Abbot is a raving twit head Christian and he is attempting to run Australian foreign policy based on religious ideas. Julia Gillard hasn’t got a clue and is still copying Rudd’s dictatorial religious policy on refugees. They are both sympathetic to these countries because those countries have over populated themselves according to religious ideas instead of controlling their huge populations. Stupid missionaries have been going there, over the years and converting them to Christainity, thus making them unpopular in their own country. Then they are persecuted and need to be rescued from religious discrimination. This was what happened with the Sudanese. Since when does World Vision doctrine run Australian foreign policies, but they have and look at the mess and the massive bill it has caused. No one voted World Vision into Government. World Vision and for that matter, the United Nations are to blame for failing to lower populations in these poor countries. Instead they constantly ask the general population of the world to help subsidise these primitive people. World Vision and the UN have caused this explosion in third world populations because they have done nothing constructive in these hell holes and have allowed these ignorant people to reproduce like rabbits and locusts.

They can’t even feed or house themselves and yet expect the industrialised, affluent and scientific nations of the world to come to their stupid aid. They don’t accept the modern idea of small family units, zero population growth or total birth control, then why should they expect any help from the advanced nations of the world. The only reason we are being burdened by this request is due to the Christian elements in our society and government that are attempting to confound us with the stupid results of religious philosophy on birth control. They also want to build up their following of church goers who are beholden to them for getting them out of their over populated hell hole of a nation. They are also going to use these people like modern day slaves in jobs in this country to undermine wages and conditions of the already existing Australian worker. Already migrants are doing pathetic jobs that existing Australians don’t want to do.

The other policy that the election pivoted around was the issue of Economic Stimulus — how much and what industries. Rudd, to his credit did get things moving and going. Never before had so much money been channelled into building school halls and other structures. Previously, under the John Howard Liberal Federal government, money was channelled into certain schools like private ones and marginal seat electorate areas. With Rudd, he just built everywhere. It is obvious that some of the so called mistakes were deliberately planned by builders who were secretly allied to the Liberal–National party Coalition. They just wanted to make Labor look bad. And of course the biased Liberal Party sympathetic media played up the stories well before the Federal Election was announced or Rudd was toppled from his dictatorship. What is surprising is that Rudd never bothered to defend himself on this issue or point to all the successes. The media also blew up the mistakes and blamed them on the Federal Labor Government. The general population was lucky to get so much building done in public government schools. We have never seen much done by the Liberals at the Federal level or state level, over the last two decades. This was also one of Rudd’s great achievements while in office. And if Tony Abbot had of been in power, nothing would have been done over those years from 2007 to 2010, because he would have been sitting on his hands, waiting for the pathetic free market and the useless stock market to solve the problems of the economy. The ridiculous errors that happened under the School building program ( I can’t stand that corny term Rudd used i.e. the Education revolution) could not have happened from sheer stupidity. They were the result of deliberate disruption of a wonderful program. Builders/contractors were overcharging and delivering smaller than needed or inappropriate structures, despite that the government was trying to help them out during a downturn in economic activity. Not enough blame, or any, has been focused on these real fraudsters, due to the bias of the Liberal Party sympathetic media.

 

The Liberal Party sympathetic media are a bunch of royalists. I can not believe that I see the headlines about the Kingmakers or making a King. Is this not a Democracy ? It’s not a Monarchy !! What is all this talk about King making. These journalists are warped and are attempting to condition the newspaper reader to the notion of a monarchical system. Clearly, we are not. Yet this terminology is used periodically by some journalists. Christians are conditioned to the idea of a monarchy because they feel that God talks through the monarch to the general population. So much of the Bible has monarchs and Kingdoms in it. They believe this is the way the world should be governed — i.e. by a King. This only supports my assertion that Christians are attempting to influence government policy, based on their studies of the Bible and religious philosophy in general, in particular, on birth control and population levels. John Howard is a Christian and a monarchist. So is Tony Abbot. Once again, the Church is interfering in the State and stuffing it up.

And this is why Kevin Rudd was tossed out. Rudd actually looked like and sounded like a priest of old, talking down to the people in a condescending and patronising manner. He really would have been more at home in priest’s robes than in a suit and tie. His whole personality stinks of a patronising Anglican minister. Many of his cross political appointments were based on religious similarities and sympathies. The Fish Fraternity ( fanatical Christians ) help each other out secretly sometimes and blatantly, as in Rudd‘s appointments. It finally just couldn’t be tolerated any more and he had to be stopped. Adios Kevin.

 

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The viewpoints expressed in this composition are those solely of the author — PETER  WARR . Any use of the analysis of the election result must be discussed with the author and due recognition given for my original analysis. Permission will be granted to use all or part, after notification of intention to utilise this composition.

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AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL ELECTION 2010. DONT CRY FOR KEVIN RUDD.


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Some journalists have been criticising Julia Gillard and the Labor party for the way Kevin Rudd was thrown out of the Leadership position. He had it coming and these are the reasons why.
 
Early on, in his moronic dictatorship of the Australian nation, he wasted valuable Federal parliament time saying sorry to the Australian Aborigines. Well, what can anyone do with a great big bloody useless — ‘ SORRY ‘ ? ?  It was the most stomach turning pile of Christian, useless, humanitarian, good-for- nothing garbage. The aborigines don’t need a big SORRY. They need to be brought out of the stone age and intergrated into 21st Century Australia. They need land that isn’t their ancestral red dust bowls, so that they can grow crops to be self sufficeint, if that’s the way they want to live. Or alternatively, they need to be separated from their half twit elders and to see themselves as part of the wider Australian population. A population that isn’t going to stupidly hand back vast tracts of land to whinging stone age people, with flies hanging off their snot encrusted nostrils. But the Aboriginal question is a whole massive project in itself. It is mentioned  only to show the complete ineptitude of Kevin Rudd. It was obvious that he was only politically grand standing in the Federal parliament —  a favourite technique of the political windbag of yesteryear and typical of Christian politicians.
 
Kevin  Rudd ousted Kim Beasley, who never would have wasted so much time on a useless SORRY. So why is Kevin crying because he got ousted as well. It’s obvious that Rudd saw his Prime Ministership as a Kingship. Too much of the decision making was left to him, or he dominated the cabinet room too much. Or perhaps the other Labor ministers were so mesmerised by the great Leader, they thought he could always be trusted with new policies. Surely some of them realised the moronic stupidity of giving the aborigines a national SORRY. Just because these nong heads wanted one, doesn’t mean you have to cave into such a humble submission. But being a Christian, Kevin Rudd was so brain washed by ideas of humbleness and humility, that he allowed his Christian personality to contaminate Federal policy. He spent so much time on this usless APOLOGY, why didn’t he and Peter Garret (and other Labor politicians) spend more time on framing the Home Insulation guidelines and policies to ensure work safety and minimising fraudulant claims from insulation companies.
 
Next major stuff up was the handing out of money to people who were in Australia for just a year or so, then they went back overseas. Rudd completely ignored pensioners and the unemployed who hadn’t worked in a paying job for that particular financial year. But they had worked on ‘ Work For The Dole Schemes ‘ which they were not paid directly by the employer, but by general revenue from the Federal parliament. Rudd and his close bunch of Yes people, sent vast amounts of money overseas to stimulate other country’s economies, instead of it stimulating this country. No other country in the world made such a stuff up as this. He was copying John Howard’s WORK ETHIC and reward for hard work slogan. People can not help it if their country can not adequately employ them for long periods of time in a decent job. But tens of thousands, in fact hundreds of thousands of people were insulted and ignored by Kevin Bloody hard-working Rudd — who was so hard at it, composing his magnificent opus, the great  APOLOOGY to the forgotten, snot riddled aboriginal people.
 
I am not going to chronologically list Rudd’s blunders accurately. I will go from one to the other as the mood dictates.
 
I don’t care about the massive deficit. America doesn’t worry about its even bigger deficit. What people do really care about are sloppy policies and half baked attention to detail by a Federal Government, dishing out vast amounts of money. Not that Tony Abbot would be any better. He would have sat on his hands, just like the politicians of the early 1930’s, who couldn’t get their heads around the idea of deficit budgets. Don’t worry Tony–why don’t you go back to bird smuggling or modeling for the seniors beach wear parades. What a GOINK IS THAT BIG EARED NERD. If Kevin’s faults were that he was too loose with money and guidelines, Tony Abbot would have been too tight sphinctered with tax payers money.
 
With Kevin Rudd, it was one disaster after another. He had no sooner diverted stimulus money overseas, than he wanted to borrow more money to build the National Broadband Network. I think the NBN should be built. Many people from all sides of politics would like to see such a modern technological project get under way. But he hasn’t cleaned up his mess from the Home Insulation stuff up. Are they ever going to go after all the fraudulant companies that lodged bogus invoices for insulation installations that weren’t actually done? You can’t run a country with such a corrupt state of affairs. He embarrassed Australia nationally and internationally. But in his opinion, he is an international statesman because he can talk to the Chinnese in their own language. Big deal !! Forget about his linguistic ability with the Mandarin language. What about the abillity to run the nation’s accounts honestly and not hand out money to fraudsters ??!!
 
You would some times hear him use the phrase — “cross all the t s and dot all the i s” come out of his mouth. It is obvious he was only fooling the Australian people. Why haven’t they gone after all this money? They have run down poor unemployed people for over the limit unemployment payments. Why can’t they track down as much of this money as possible? They just don’ t have the polictical will, or is it that some of the recipients were cronies of theirs who were in on the scam from the outset. They sucked out as much Federal tax payers funds as quickly as possible, and Rudd just made it look as if it was a case of fraudulant claims. Australia was made to look like a banana republic again. A massive affect of the stimulus was lost to greedy individuals, who seem to have vanished into the night and off the front pages of major newspapers ( and nightly television news programs), simply because the story is old and boring.
 
Kevin Rudd is a very perculiar person. Early on, in his term of offfice, he praised the Liberal opposition, people like Peter Costello, and others — despite the fact that the people of Australia had ousted this Christian in the last election. He also awarded a prime government position to another Christian Federal politician ( a big nobody — Bruce Baird ). Bruce Baird’s most infamous blunder was allowing 5,000 or more Sudaneese into Australia and then retiring on his Federal Government pension, for most of the time, and leaving the mess of acclimatising and integrating these people into Australia, to everyone else. Not to mention the huge drain on public resources and tax payers money. I didn’t hear enough up roar about this issue in main stream media back then. Too many journalists were afraid to speak out, for fear of loosing their jobs because of the big bully Liberal Christians, who don’t accept any criticism of their humanitarian policies.This was extraordinary behaviour, for the leader of the Federal Labor party. Never in Australia’s history had such cross political appointments taken place at the Federal Canberra level. And why ?? — the recipients were all Christians. How dare Rudd insult his party, praise the legislators of Work Choices and ignore the talent on his side of politics and award appointments, based on religious criteria. He really was a biblical king — a dictator of old, masquarading under the guise of a democratic veneer.
 
In addition to the massive amount of effort put into the Sorry Apology, Rudd also put alot of attention into his Carbon Emmission Scheme. Why does it have to be so complicated — just legislate against big polluters and big bussiness. He just made out he was working so hard —  that’s all !  I am so sick of hearing about this great concoction of his that seems so complex. Politicians have been promising action on pollution for decades. Some progress has been made, but more, in all spheres of industry has yet to be initiated. The trouble with the insulation idea was that it created lousey jobs, for those who had to retro-fit the batts into the ceiling space. No schemes were announced to promote the electric car. That would have been too radical and fantastic — too imaginative. Far better to stick with hard work and dangerous working conditions which killed a few unsuspecting workers. Kevin — are you really sorry about that stuff up ?? Not that Tony Abbot would have done anything — once again — no surprises there. He probably would have been too afraid of offending the big car manufacturers and oil companies. We don’t have to agree with the Kyoto Protocol or get all the other countries of the world to agree to carbon emissions levels at some big world wide summit. These are all time wasting and fart gas affairs designed to look as if governments of the world are doing something about pollution. And lets start using that general term again. It came out decades ago, so why use some other fancy, specialised term when there is hardly much movemnet on reducing the pollution levels around the world. Kevin Rudd didn’t fail at the Carbon Emissions world wide summit. That is just a piece of misinformation put out by the Liberal Party sympathetic media ( Derrrrr…where’s the pollution ?? ), populated by biased journalists. The world failed to do anything significant about pollution levels, especially China and India. So if there is any failure to talk about, lets talk about the failure of China and India to propose anything useful– not Kevin Rudd, who at least had some sort of plan and sincere intentions. As opposed to ‘sit on your hands’ and do nothing Tony Abbot .
 
But back to Rudd’s failures that are genuine. Rudd had the nerve also to give stimulus payments to the the wealthy, whilst ignoring pensioners and the unemployed. The wealthy hardly needed an extra $900. It hardly makes an impression on some affluent people’s  budgets. But that $900 would have made a big difference to penisoners and the unemployed. He truly was not a real Labor prime minister of the Ben Chifley type who believed more in social welfare and assisting the low income. However, there was no real outcry from the wealthy about this. Any extra money shoved into their bloated bank accounts was seen as fare, despite that it deprived the more deserving of valuable cash. 
 
One of his biggest stuff ups was the opening up of Australia’s borders to these pushy, phoney refugees, who seem to have enough money to buy a position on one of these boats, but still try to convince us that they are desperate. It isn’t very hard to stop these refugees. Just opt out of the United Nations Refugee Agreement and start concentrating on the social problems of Australia instead. And once again, why did he do it ? It’s because is a card carrying Christian, who turns his back on Australian problems, simply to big name himself on the international scene and deal with the massive population numbers of dumb countries throughout the world. The various religions in Australia have allowed or encouraged the growth of populations in these dumb nations of the world ( through their missionary work) and are attempting to convince us that we should help them. They got themselves into this over population situation because of their stupid religious beliefs and culture. It’s their problem and nothing to do with Australia. Over the decades, the UN has also done very little to curb the population growth in dumb nations.
 
Rudd’s so called Mining Tax isn’t really the issue facing Australia’s future. It is the issue of clawing back our manufacturing industry that has been sold off to the Chinnese in China. It is a very dangerous state of affairs to have this one nation doing so much manufacturing of products we can easily do here. Too much control and prestige, not to mention money is flowing out of Australia and into China’s reserves of Australian Dollars. This isn’t only Australia’s problem and biggest dilemma, it is the world’s problem. The people who are really benefiting are miners who are forced into the outback to mine iron ore. The extra jobs created in that sector have been at the expense of jobs in our manufacturing sector, in country communities and urban industrial estates.The Chinnese are industrialising far too rapidly. Not enough money is going to be kept in Australia. Industrial pride and expertise is being exported to China. This also causes slave labour situations in China and hardship for their non-unionised population. If Rudd was really so worried about the rise of carbon emissions, he would not have allowed China to grow at the expense of the Australian Manufacturing Industries. If we can get the work force to manufacture an item here, then it should be made in Australia and only quota levels of the same Chinnese product should be allowed into Australia. It should be governed by the amount of raw materials they have purchased from us and by the number of Australian companies interested in manufacturing that specific item. But the number of Chineese products should not out number the quantity of Australian products for that particular item. This isn’t just Rudd’s blunder, it goes back to Whitlam’s Waco idea of how to rearrange the Australian economic system. These are massive stuff ups inherited from previous Federal governments over the last thirty years. They have caused the problem of continual unemployment at the 500,000 level, which has never been eliminated. 
 
There was one main reason Kevin Rudd was voted into the office of Prime Minister in 2007–it was his stand against Tony Abbott’s and John Howard’s Work Choices new slavery legislation. This was the only truly decent thing Rudd stood for and managed to achieved. He obviously had others behind the scenes helping with the dismantling of Work Choices and drafting of a relatively fairer system to employees. This was the great achievment of the Rudd Labor Government. Then things went wrong. His stupid indulgence to the aboriginal people was a totally uneconomic matter and wasted valuable time. It seems that all the inner circle people were just as sloppy as he was–or so they appear. Once again it was his religious ideas that stuffed up the implementation of the various schemes to come. Being a card carrying Raving Christian, he thinks he, as a mere human, just has to do so much and the rest will taken care of by God. Obviously not. Left up to their own honour, the human race is a bunch of greedy self centered small minded cretins.  To add further problems to the mix, some of these insulation companies are run by small business Liberals who obviously wanted to make Labor look incompetent with the distribution of money for subsidies on the insulation batts. It also demonstrated the uselessness Of Peter Garret. He continually blamed his advisors and those under him. Were they also disguised Liberal sympathsiers and voters or was he liaring. Somewhere amongt this mess, Garret also had a ‘GIG’ at the Opera House, singing his crap from the old days of Midnight Oil. His energies were not devoted solely on this great and important task of insulatting homes across Australia. If there were not enough inpsectors, then Federal Labor should have called upon Stare Labor to utilise staff on the unattached list to do inspections. You don’t need to be all that specialised to inspect a roof cavity. And still these precious overpayed staff are doing nothing useful for the state of New South Wales or Australia.
 
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THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL 2010 ELECTION


 

BIG  BOTTOM        VERSUS         BIG EARS

 

The two major federal political parties have one very significant feature in common—they both have leaders that were extremely weak, insipid and wafflely. It is unbelievable that major political parties chose such people. However there is a sneaky reason why they do such a thing. They feel people like Tony Abbot and Julia Gillard are more in tune with the average voter, than some of the more objectionable  politicians in their parties. Some of the existing people that stink up Australian Federal politics are as follows: Peter Costello ( Arrogant, smug, verbal bully, former Uni long haired ‘hippie’ self professed Christian, crawler to the Hill Song Mesmerised Cult(Liberal) ; Peter Garret (Eco–twit; part time Minister for Green Stimulus projects not fully supervised; weak attempts at saving whale populations in International waters(Labor).

Tony Abbot was a bumbling minister in the former John Howard(time-warp 1950s) federal government. He stumbled his way through a few important ministries, causing a great deal of pain to many due to policy ideas he concocted or agreed to in cabinet sessions. His infamous one being Workchoices. A policy which single handedly cost the Liberal—National party Coalition the last Federal election, under John Howard. Those smug Liberals were so out of touch with people who were struggling with difficult employers that they couldn’t see how inhumane the policies were to defenceless individual employees. Workchoices is so inextricably bound up with traditional Liberal big business policy ideas which the liberals will never change their viewpoint on.

Whilst Julia Gillard was just as guilty of incompetent policy making. She was involved in cabinet decisions whilst a member of the Kevin Rudd government. The most infamous being the opening up of Australia’s borders to refugee asylum seekers. The boats are coming in so regularly—its like they are on a flight schedule at the International airport. This is a ridiculous state of affairs for Australia. The present Federal Labor government has already committed us to a huge spending program. We can not afford to spend any more money on people trying to push their way into Australia. They are not even Australian citizens at the moment—so why spend money on them. Bugger the UN refugee agreement !!! The welfare of existing of Australians is paramount. When the Federal government has eliminated homelessness, poverty, and crime here on our soil, then it can turn its attention to overseas matters and use our taxpayer’s dollars.

On the question of refugees, Tony Abbot is equally stupid. This big eared twit had the stupid idea of going to the existing refugee camps and increasing the refugee intake that Australia would accept each year. Oh yes, he might stop the boats—they simply are going to be diverted to Naru, but eventually these pushy refugees are going to be processed and granted the right to stay permanently in Australia. Once again this will place an enormous burden on the government to finance these people on welfare. They will clog up our hospitals, schools, streets, public housing, shopping centers—in fact—everywhere.

Both these so called leaders are do gooder idiots.

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TRAVEL JOURNAL CENTRAL AUSTRALIA TOUR 1975


IN 1975, I KEPT A TRAVEL JOURNAL OF THIS TRIP, BUT I  NEVER BOTHERED TO TYPE IT UP. SO NOW I AM INCLUDING IT AS A BLOG, ALONG WITH THE FILM MATERIAL THAT YOU CAN ACCESS FROM MYSELF. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET IN TOUCH WITH ME AND SUPPLY YOUR ADDRESS. I WILL POST OUT A COPY OF THE FILM ON DVD DISC. I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS JOURNAL AS THE DAYS GO BY. IT IS THE ORIGNAL MATERIAL I WROTE IN 1975. I HAVE ALSO POSTED OUT TWO COPIES OF THE FILM TO LEE-ANNE MAPSTONE(MARRIED NAME: DRUMMOND). IF YOU KNOW LEE-ANNE, YOU CAN GET IN CONTACT WITH HER AND SHE WILL MAKE A COPY OF THE FILM FOR YOU.

 

 

Day One   

PLANE  TRIP  TO  ALICE  SPRINGS

The bus picked us up at the school. All of us said our good byes and left in high spirits. We were welcomed aboard Flight 1238, flying with Ansett Airlines. We were now set for our discover Australia Tour.

Arriving at Alice Springs Airport, we are transported to a camp site. For the rest of the day we tour Alice Springs. Alice Springs is surrounded by large mountain ranges. By climbing these you can obtain a commanding panoramic view of the city.                 

Veiwing Alice Springs from a high point

 
Near the camp site is situated a large outcropping of rock. Here we can see the camp and land adjacent to it. As the sunsets, this marks the end of the first day.

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Day Two   

 

  STANELY  CHASM

In the morning, we left for Simpsons’ Gap. This is, during the wet season, a river, but at the moment we are permitted to walk along it without getting wet. On the way, there are landslides of rocks which afford shelter to rock wallabies.

After this we proceeded to Stanley Chasm. This amazing chasm was discovered by children, who showed this wonderful place to their teacher.

Moving on we called into a camel station. Here, many of us decided it would be quite an interesting activity to ride on one. But judging by the expression on some camel’s faces, this was just another bus full of eager tourists.

A camel lays down to allow passenger to get on

 

Our last stop for today was the original Alice Spring, named after Charles Todd’s wife. Here, there are many buildings, reconstructed in the likeness of buildings around that time. This was also the main center for telegraph messages.

Nightime came once again.

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Day Three    

NINE  HOUR  BUS  JOURNEY

In the morning, we packed up our tents and started off on our nine hour journey to Ayer’s Rock. On the way, one of the buses from Melbourne, traveling with us, encountered a broken suspension system. This was a good excuse as any to stop for dinner, plus a chance for people to perform their natural functions.

The coach reached the rock at about 8pm. Unfortunately it was pitch black and we couldn’t view Ayer’s Rock. Most of us were exhausted from the nine hour journey to the rock, so we pitched our tents, crawled into our sleeping bags and went to sleep.

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Day Four

AYER’S  ROCK

In the morning we woke to the sound of rain pelting down upon our tents. Ayer’s Rock was visible, but presented a dark brown surface colour, with a bank of cloud suspended over our objective. Breakfast was served in the rain.

As the morning progressed, the rock became more visible. We then toured around the rock, looking at the many caves which are considered to be connected with the Dream Time period, according to Aboriginal mythology. Water cascaded off the rock in many places. Due to the slippery conditions on the surface of the rock, we were not permitted to climb it at first.

Ayer’s Rock surrounded by cloud

 

Unlike the hot, humid and stifling conditions, the center of Australia is famous for, the weather was cool with occasional showers. Ayer’s Rock is only one tenth visible. The rock was a huge giant, sprang forth from the desert floor, zooming up into the air, standing there, stock still. A mass so huge and foreboding, it seemed to rule the surrounding landscape like a noble king, majestic and silent.

Luckily the rainy conditions ceased long enough for our party and others to make an assault on the rock. There have been quite a few accidents, due to people falling off it, but fortunately there were no fatalities to speak of, except for the occasional torn pair of jeans by sliding down the rock face.

We didn’t visit the Olgas (i.e.. a mountain range near Ayer’s Rock), since the road was too wet and practically unnavigable. As night fell, the air became cold and chilly. So the natural thing to do was to have a camp fire.

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Day Five

VICTORY  DOWNS

Morning came. We departed Ayer’s Rock and traveled through waterholes plus drought areas, eventually reaching Victory Downs for dinner. This was an overnight stop only. Victory Downs comes as a pleasant surprise, amongst all the barren land, out in the middle of Australia.

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Day Six

 

COOBER  PEDY

An early morning rise, quick breakfast and we were off again, bound for Coober Pedy. The morning was chilly and cold, but we were warm and secure inside our coach.

The journey to our next objective was long, bumpy and exhausting. After many exasperating hours on board, the outskirts of Coober Pedy was visible. Surrounding the main town, up to seventeen miles away are excavations, three feet in diameter and two hundred feet, at the most, in depth. The ratio of men to women is about 100:1. Thus making it quite a dangerous place for women to walk about alone at night.

Otherwise, Coober Pedy is quite an oasis in the middle of no where. We made the town by nightfall. During the day it had been raining on and off, but continually. Luckily the party was permitted to sleep in a bunk house. These consisted of three double bunks plus one person had to sleep on the floor. Over the road, we could watch a “kung Fu” movie, without the sound.

After dinner we inspected an underground house which had been hewn out of solid rock. Eighteen percent of the population live underground in houses dug out by hand or machine. Coober Pedy is Australia’s richest opal field. Temperatures reach a maximum of 130 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer period and drop dramatically during the night, thus the reason for underground living is for pure survival. The temperature only fluctuates between 68 degrees and 85 degrees in these type of houses. When this was completed, the group moved out headed for Adelaide via many other towns.

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Day Seven

WOOMERA

 

The most interesting town on the way was Woomera, where missiles, rockets and tracking equipment are located. We did not visit Woomera close up, since we were running behind schedule. At Woomera there is extremely high security, thus no one is allowed to use the access road without a clearance. If they do they are escorted by armed guards. Cameras are confiscated and no stopping is allowed.

Around 6pm the coach stopped for tea. This consisted of steak sandwiches and pear halves, plus whatever you cared to purchase from a roadhouse. On completion of tea, the party boarded the bus, heading for Adelaide.

We were off again but not without a few hitches. A few hours after our stop for dinner, the coach pulled up. Apparently the air compressor housed at the rear of the bus had broken lose. The brackets holding it had shattered, thus allowing the unit to move. It took an hour or so to rectify the damage, then the party was moving again. The ride was comparatively smooth with occasional rough stretches which impeded our journey. The stop was one in the middle of no where or so it seemed. The blackness completely obliterated the surrounding countryside, making it totally impossible to view anything. All we had to guide our senses was the noises which inhabit the bush at night. The cold, dark, foreboding night air invaded our cramped, but warm and cosy passenger cabin, thus revealing to us the temperature of the air outside. I awoke to the slowing down motion of the bus and stayed awake for the duration of the repairs. Slowly, groggily my other companions broke through their sleep into the world of reality–out in the middle of the outback, on a lonely deserted road, with the chilly night air creeping inside.

The journey progressed and just as the bewildered as the people were when first awoken, they lapsed back into sleep once again, returning to their lands of fantasy, mystery and pleasure.

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Day Eight

ADELAIDE

Morning greeted us with pale, hazy sunlight searching for an opening through the grey, fluffy clouds. An awakening to the day, resulting in a slow, gradual comprehension of our position. The coach had entered the state of South Australia. A few hours passed and the party received their first glimpses of the countryside. A little later on the coach stopped at a roadhouse. What a pleasure it was to rest, eat and stretch our legs after traveling all of yesterday, practically all the night and part of the morning.There was cereal, sausages and toast. My stomach welcomed them with opening flaps. I purchased a cup of tea at the roadhouse restaurant. There we all adjusted ourselves after the long journey.

Back on the road, we tuned into the local radio stations transmitting music and messages for people living in South Australia. We were foreigners in a place where we were not accustomed to. We were traveling on the outskirts of the city of Adelaide. Within a small amount of time, the bus had traversed on the outside perimeter of the city, traveling through residential and small commercial areas. Eventually we reached our camp site — a bushland paradise, green and fresh. Here we pitched our tents, ate our lunch and raced for the showers. How beautiful it was to experience the feeling of soft water on our hair and bodies. Lunch came next, then a free afternoon in Adelaide.

Kevin, our coach driver, transported us into the city. There we scattered and made our own way round town. The buildings were not as high and cramped together like Sydney. The streets were wider and straighter as well, boasting a hundred and thirty-two feet wide. After tramping my way through the streets, I made my way  down to the river Torrens. Here, I could see the Adelaide Festival Hall and the beautiful, picturesque scenery surrounding the river. Feeling a bit lazy, not having all that much energy, I boarded a river tour boat called ‘Popeye’. Here, I experienced the peaceful serenity of the area, viewing swans and ducks, paddling on the water, occasionally gliding close to the boat, encouraged by the tempting scraps of food offered by the other passengers.

By the time the tour was over, it was time to make my way back to the camp site for tea. First, by taking a bus and then by walking the rest of the distance. Tea was served, then the party sat around a warm, crackling camp fire. To bed and an early rise, for we were packing up our camp and heading for Victoria.

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Day Nine

MELBOURNE

The journey was traversed on the first 11 miles by freeway, by-passing many small town, then onto local roads. We stopped for lunch at a town park. Then traveled over the boarder into Victoria to a small town called Nhill. Here we stayed the night in a huge church hall with an open fire place.

We traveled into the heart of Melbourne and our coach driver dropped us off at the main train station to catch the overnight train to Sydney. We traveled during the night into New South Wales.

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Day Ten

SYDNEY–CENTRAL  STATION

Morning came and we were still traveling on the train. Some of us tried to get some sleep sitting up in the comfortable seats, but the constant motion of the train woke people up throughout the night. Finally, we arrived in Sydney at Central Station. A bus then transported us back to our school, where our parents were waiting for us.

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Central Australia Tour 1975 Endeavour High School, Caringbah


Way back in 1975, a bus load of students from Endeavour High School embarked on a Central Australian tour. I was fortunate enough to be trusted with the School’s movie camera. I filmed about ten minutes worth of footage. Years later, I transferred it to video tape and included a background music track along with a narration. Finally, I recorded it on a DVD, using my computer. I have given two copies to Lee-Anne Mapstone(Drummond). Lee-Anne is going to make more copies and distribute them to as many people as she can get in contact with. The film is ten minutes long and 695MB in size. It is too big to upload to most sites and uses too many megabytes to download to your home computer.

If you get in contact with me, I may be able to post out a copy to your postal address. I have uploaded a few pictures I took of the Tour to my web page. However, the movie is a lot more interesting. I regret not filming more people who were on the trip. I filmed as many as I could. I mainly concentrated on the sites rather than people’s faces and activities. I was still learning about home movies at the time. If you have photos from that trip, please share them with others from that trip. You could send them to me via email, or post them on your web page and tell us your address.

My email address is:             peterclivewarr@hotmail.com

My Web Page Address is:  http://peterwarr.spaces.live.com      and     https://peterclivewarr.wordpress.com

My phone number: 041071478

I really should have done something about this film years ago, but I did not think it important enough to edited it and distribute the final result to everyone. It would have been hard to track a lot of people down without the Internet and Social Networking sites.

Also, included with the film is a short film on the Endeavour High School Swimming Carnival 1976 at San Souci pool.