Branyan out of Bundaberg. Our home now

Barbara & Keith did the leg work re buying this establishment in late 2014. We spent three hectic months packing & moving here. Three big removals pan tech trucks, two loaded tandem horse floats full, four very loaded box trailers with hungry sides & several SUV car loads. Oh boy !

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Nissan Navara Dual Cab 4x4 's...Mine & Yours
Jul 6, 2010

This is our third Nissan built vehicle. We had a Patrol & a Maveric for many years and had a perfect run with them both. over 7 years plus. The Navara is a magic rig for us & our dog mate'Spanner'. We got it for him to ride in the pickup bed but mostly rides in cab. Blame us !

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ASIA "ROCSTA" was once made onder licence to Jeep™
Jan 1, 2009

We took my Rocsta (with a lot of offroad mods) to the big,annual "Battle of the states" at Emu Creek,NSW to have some fun.Our son Paul was driving.Not used to offroading,it was a whole new adventure for him (he drove a V-8 "hatch" Holden Torana)

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© 2006.Brian F Harris..email rockyone@mac.com
 
Extreme Winch Challenge by ARB at Rockhampton,Qld,Australia

With 3 days of typical Queensland winter weather to enjoy (Mild & Sunny) we gathered in the hundreds to camp,watch,meet up with folks we have met on the trail and sip the odd "sherbert"Our three 4x4 rigs drove 300kms east along the Tropic of Capricorn (did'nt notice it)..What a great weekend with just a few drops of rain to lay the dust.

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Kimberleys..4X4 OffRoad By Portmans.. Real Offroad Adventure

Australian off-road adventure from remote Alice Springs up Tanami Track to the "Portman Hide-aways".Isolated,scenic spots in this rugged paradise known only to a handful of select Pro-4X4Tour leaders.No roads here mate.Real offroad on private property.We travel in a new Toyota Hilux diesel dual-cab with "real" axles and springs..Last model before IFS

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Birdsville Outback ANZAC weekend 25 April 2005
Apr 23, 2005

Lofty Harris drives the little 4x2 1-ton Mitsubishi the 1160 klms to Birdvville to meet old army/skydiving mates for annual ANZAC day parade and service.
Makes somenew friends along the way

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Cape York 4X4s.By Raft..Cross Wenlock River.Mud.
Jun 19, 1969

What an adventure..Our convoy of 4x4s stuck at the Wenlock River..Flooded..Ok
We build a "raft" of 44gallon fuel drums & load our 4x4s to be the first to the"Cape" after a 8mths "Wet" season..Lucky us !! Wow!!. I have added much higher quality JPEGs

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Sunshine Coast Jeep Club goes to Fraser Island
Jan 26, 2007

As a remote member of the Sunshine Coast Jeep Club,I have to travel some 700+ kms to meet up with them.Good part.No traffic.Col,my 4x4 mate of 20 years brings his magic new 2.8 t/diesel Jeep KJ (towed my camper on highway still used almost no fuel) I towed it on Fraser

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HighCountry.4X4.Victoria..Australia (Portmans Offroad Adventures)
Nov 8, 2001

After several years away from Victoria,I return for a mountain adventure with Jeff & Lisa Portman (Fossill also).We have been bush with them in the Kimberleys..I saw part of Victoria in my VW Beetle & later my MG-A sports car while with 1st Armoured Regiment at Puckapunyal near Seymour.

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Lofty's Army..Men & Machines

Six great years in Australian Army..No,it was not always easy or comfortable..Great mates,adventures,achievements,training,photos,films.

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Duncans..Fotos..4X4's Outback..Aussie..Drama
Jul 14, 2001

Album is our Adventure with Duncans Offroad ( Eleven rigs on a fully catered tour )
Adventure to Gulf of Carpenteria,Far Nth Queensland,Australia. A very remote area,only reached in the "Dry Season"
May to Septmber each year.

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© 2005.Brian F Harris..email rockyone@mac.com
 
Fraser Island 4x4 Adventure Weekend..Two Jeeps in 4WD Paradise
Feb 18, 2006

Col and Brian leave Emerald in Queensland at lunch time on Friday and drive their Jeeps the 700 kms south to Hervey Bay.Rolled out the swags at the waters edge,slept,magic open-air breakfast at the cafe (b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l coffee) then got our Island landing craft tickets & camping permits..Let the adventure begin..So glad our rigs are lifted,big tyres etc.Sand

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4X4 High Country with Guests..Offroad Pro's
Apr 14, 2003

April in Victoria is Autumm,a perfect time to go camping by 4x4 in the pristene High Country.We see the country recovering after bush-fires.

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OffRoad 4x4 & Camping Adventures with Smiley..Queensland,Australia
Oct 10, 1992

I have had several offroad adventures with "Smiley".. As he is well known to many cattle station(ranch) owners,he can get access where others can't..His love for the bush shows as soon as we leave the black-top.........Our group has great camps(casual) & outdoor fun.I prefer to take videos or pix and let him to lead the way

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Jeep™ Jamboree 2006 in Black Duck Valley Gatton Queensland
Sep 29, 2006

From Emerald in the states North West,my Jeep takes the old highway into Gatton and I wend my way ever south in the 10pm darkness,by my illuminated Silva™ dash compass.The Cibie™ spotties stab a bright trail in the black,showing the sharp corners on the agricultural type of blacktop,as it passes beneath.Excitement grows as I sence the nearness of Black Duck

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Adventures with Vic & Co.
Jan 1, 1953

Thanks Vic for saving me from a boring lifestyle I would have followed,never knowing what was on the 'other side'. Thanks also to his great circle of friends for having me (although I was a junior) on board. You guys sure did kick start my (drug/smoking free life)

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Jeep Rigs,Offroad,Folk,Fun,Australia
Oct 10, 2001

Yep!..I am indeed a Jeep fan..But then I like 4x4s in general,they take us to fun places,they are fun to work on,we meet other fun 4-wheelers.Get out there & go camping.Get good pix & action videos.I also like using PhotoShop™ CS2 Use Sony™F-55 & F-707.Canon F70.Also use Kodak™DCS ProSLR/n

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Murray's pix & 'films' from early 1960's NZ & Aust.

Murray C. came ,according to his 8mm films, from NZ to Australia, by ship. In Oz, he soon became involved with the fledgeling sport of 'parachuting'. The term of 'sky-diving' came later as techniques and equipment were improved. 'Stable' free fall was being developed by these pioneers.

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Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5 VM turbo diesel 4x4
Feb 1, 2010

I purchased my 1997 model Jeep Cherokee XJ turbo diesel 2.5ltr in 2000. It was bought new by a guy in Kalgoolie in Western Australia who often drove to the west coast so it has been to all 4 corners of mainland Australia. I took it Nth,Sth & East. Byron Bay

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Emerald,Queensland,Australia.The old and the new.
Apr 8, 2005

It is interesting to sit on the fence and watch a town grow..We had done our homework,before moving up here,so knew that the area would progress because of the diverse industrial and pastoral pursuits here.

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Dawn Princess 12 day 'Cooks Cruise'

77,400 tons ! Crafted in Italy with amazing attention to the most minute detail. The Captain on our 12 day cruise was also Italian and he was in command of the most dedicated crew possible. Nothing was too much trouble. Great luxury or simple meals all in ticket cost. Pools.Spas.Super comfort cabins. Magic!

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Lofty's SkyDiving Fun Events & Friends..Australia

Never start something you can't stop..Wise words..Been there & Done that..Started parachuting just to prove a point..The "club" life was so good good..I stayed

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Air to air..Skydiving pix..35mm

Most of my adventures really start out as a chance to get more photos with a difference..I just would love to be jumping now with the light-weight digital cameras with rapid fire features..Even audio!..My neck would be in better shape to,after some wild openings with heavy movie (8mm Canon) and still cameras on helmet.

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Planes and Choppers. Civvy & Services

I have flown now in small choppers, Tiger Moth bi-planes, Air Force Dakotas (DC3s), De-Havilland Domonine & Rapides (twin engined biplanes) Shorts 350 twin high wing turbo props and the usual airline 'flying living room' type almost boring means of air travel

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Friends we have made along the way.
Jan 18, 2009

People go out in the wilderness to discover rare minerals,gems,relics etc. We have been lucky as we did not go looking for friends along life's pathway,but instead,just meeting so many interesting people and allowing our mutual interests to dictate the path our friendships follow,we have made lifelong friends.

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Rocky's WORKSHOP WORLD..Oz
Oct 29, 2001

When not out 4-wheelin' in our rigs,be they Jeeps,Landrovers,Toyotas,Nissans,Suz's etc,it's into the for workshop for fun and work..Servicing can be enjoyable with rite tools and attitude.Also,I just like tools.
I do have a good workshop.

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Historic pix of what interests me.
Mar 16, 2009

All kinds of older articles/equipment which I can only hope will be preserved for the younger generation to enjoy and ponder the life-style us 'oldies' * had to follow. *I remember as a child,I figured anyone over 30 was ancient history. Pushing boundries !

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Country Music 'Yee Haa!"

Ok ! So we are 'Hayseeds" Thanks! That's so kind and thanks for the compliment. May you harvest the crop you sow. Main thing is to have some fun. We are all just passing through so enjoy!

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Cooking.."COBB" cooking is just so easy.Yummy
Feb 3, 2007

We start the show (off) with some images of our new "Cobb™ " cooker and my very first attempt to cook a roast beef (we live in cattle country) with veges..I cooked with the cook book in one hand and followed all instructions.Used beer for moat as I like a drop of red wine.

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Working in woolsheds..WOW Way out west
Jan 1, 1966

Lofty spent some four years working in the wool sheds on huge sheep stations (ranches) in outback Queensland Australia. As a wool presser,the work was hard as all pressure applied to the compressed wool was by a wire rope winch operated by a long wooden lever & ratchets.

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Rigs..4x4..All types

We can learn a lot about mods on rigs before spending our dollars,by walking around the rig park at events checking out their mods.

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Cameras.All types Film & Chips

My first ever camera was a Kodak 127 (Bakerlite body) roll film which took tiny B&W pix (contact prints I imagine) when I was about 15yrs. Next a Minolta 35mm,Pentax 35mm,Speed Graphic 4x5,Mamiya C-220,Nikon FG (28-85 magic lens) 2xFM-2's Nikon,Nikon FA,8mm Canon Movie,16mm Bolex etc

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Railways
Apr 8, 2005

In the rapidly expanding state of Queensland,Australia,the railway system is being duplicated for faster turn-around.New coal mines equal,new rail lines..Exciting times!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nov 24, 2009

Brisbane is the vibrant capital city of Queensland. Although located at the far southern base of the huge state, reasonable transport systems connect it, the hub, to even the most remote areas by road, some rail, air postal and electronic means.

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© 2007.Brian F Harris..email rockyone@mac.com
 
Lofty's motorcycles..Had a few..Survived..Just !
Mar 28, 2007

My parents,being from the old school,considered motorcycles "lethal weapons" and we all know it is almost a fact..However,as all I could afford at 15yrs (legal 17yrs) was a CZ 125cc two stroke.Most of us country kids started with a s/h one of them.Simple,just carry a spare,clean plug.

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Boating incl Ski:Fish:Work:Raft:Scuba etc.

Just after I finished my six year contract in the army, I built a 14 foot bondwood ski boat. Have had a few boats and rafts. I wish I was more of a fisherman.. Have caught the odd unlucky fish. Yello-bellys mainly.. Beautiful eating. Lots small bones to beware of.

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Funny & Amusing photos or signs
Jun 11, 2010

Amazing the amount of funny things (some just plain stupid) we see as we journey through life. Some intentional and others just plain accidental. Some, if on the receiving end, are not amusing at all,at the time. On reflection, some may be judged amusing as time passes.

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Things I made or constructed.Myself or with my family
Aug 18, 2006

I have been involved in making a lot of items,buildings,machines over the years.Seems I should try to put most of them in this one folder for easy location.Will include things like the 5,000 concrete under-ground drinking water tank we made with heavy man hole lid.(So children could'nt lift it)

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Our animal friends

I love lots of different animal types,often from a distance,like,for instance,kangaroos. You would'nt want to hug a wild one of those as they are just so powerful..We always have at least one dog pet..Great friends.

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SkateBoard Park Action. WhereEver !
Apr 7, 2009

Great to see young people (older guys can do it too,just that they don't endure the crashes so well) have fun and make friends at the many skate parks throughout Australia. We enjoyed the company of the young guys we met and watched perform a Logan Village,Queensland

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Computors,GPS's,VideoCams,Digi-Cams,LCD's & other fun toys
Aug 15, 2006

Come on you guys! Be honest..Don't we just love all the fun gear available these days..Prices have got so much more affordable for some of us "Mr Average"guys budgets..(Must try doing a budget one day..New experience) Remember when we used to pay a $1000 for a dot-matrix printer.B-W (Only actually printed black of course) And they are out there inventing new gear,still!

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Cars, Autos, Sedans, 4x2's & Awd's (on-roaders)
Feb 5, 2007

As fossil fuel demand encroaches on the supply situation,a balance will be struck by default.Fuel efficiency will play a major role,together with decreasing weight and dimensions,whilst presenting a frontal approach affording better slip streaming effects

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PC' Vs Macs .. Just the facts as they appear.
Apr 1, 2008

Got zero interest in which is best. Leave that for someone else to ponder. However, we run 10 PC's or so incl one laptop in out business, while I currently run four Macs (really one at home & one at work would do) so I get to work on both platforms. Many publishers run both as one.

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Talafa Road..One of many radiating out of the town
Dec 19, 2007

Emerald was once,just a quiet little country town,catering to the needs of a,mainly pastoral community. Times change. In a world,seemingly,rushing headlong into energy and pollution crisis, coal,gas and water have changed forever,the rural scene here dramaticaly.

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DVD's I viewed and value. (Sorry! None of those;-)

I have made quite a few of our own DIY videos, but it is a challenge to get my work up to the high standard set by these mainly Australian presenters and producers. Still, we hang on in there and keep trying to 'lift our game' and enjoying the adventures and learning experience.

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DVD's & BluRay's I did

Not for general exhibition guys. Not for that reason. Only because they are mainly family content and could induce sleep to the viewers. How exciting it is as I watch technology evolve. My first were 8mm, then VHS, S-VHS, Digital 8, DV, CD Video, DVD & now BluRay

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Caravans & Campers. Out (of house) door lifestyle
Dec 12, 2007

I used to be the repair/modification guy at a major Brisbane new caravan yard (Franklin)..Liked the work but it could'nt support my little family..Since then I have bought & fitted out an aged,but solid 20' tandem Carapark van. Insulated the walls/roof with StyroFoam & did walls with white Melinite. My mobile multi-media/sound lounge.Drak outside.Magic inside.

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Books I Like or would like to read
Jan 30, 2008

Incl covers

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BlackAndWhite_Pix
Jan 1, 1964

Pix I took while in the Australlian Army & later when I became a "Civvy"again

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Signs..Funny & Serious
May 14, 2009

Signs! How did the 'Cave Men' exist without them? Now they have the power to get us into serious trouble if we don't read certain ones. Can't read? No excuse old son. Some even need to get the ok from a 'Legal Beagle'. Speed signs replace with barcodes. Automatic

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Half Way House
May 14, 2009

Use as dump bin before farming out pix to correct albums

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Paul & family pix
Feb 28, 2008

Locked private album.For us to put info for them etc. Pix also of course.

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Aa's pix
Jun 19, 2008

Aaron Francis pix

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Holding Bin (For Sorting)

Short twrm use only..Give me a chance to sort my pix

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Re-Cycled
Apr 1, 2009
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Harris Family & Relatives (Private)
Aug 23, 2005

Pix of our family and extended family

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Collins family at Bundy

Update laater

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Spare
Jul 7, 1944
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Collins family in Sydney area

Moved there from Redbank in Qld and years later came back to buy a place well north of Brisbane.

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Craig & Barby family. Locked
Jan 25, 2010

A private base for the guys to keep some family & fun pix

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