Winter Getaway Day 3

Today we travelled from Bunbury to Busselton – the very long way.

First stop was the Dardanup Heritage Park – wow! What a place! One and a half hours does not at all do it justice – at least half a day is needed to see the fantastic collection of “old stuff” of all varieties – tractors, large machines, old printing press, household stuff, radios, telephones, working saw mill, rebuilt timber town village – and the list goes on and on. The Bunbury RSL also have their extensive collection of memorabilia (including a Leopard tank) in the park in the relocated old Bunbury drill hall.

Next was a private police memorabilia collection established by a retired WA policeman. It started with him saving his old hat badge when the badges changed after he’d been in the force a year – and has snowballed out of control since! He has hats, uniforms and badges from police forces all around the world.

After lunch in Donnybrook, it was off to Busselton via the Kirup jumble sale.

Who knew it took 8 hours and 150km to get from Bunbury to Busselton? 😀 – another great drive and very interesting day.

the cars outside the Dardanup Heritage Park

A beautifully restored steam traction engine (everything is beautifully presented)

This, like much of the machinery in the heritage park, is in working order

RSL collection at the Dardanup Heritage Park.

The Leopard tank gifted to the Bunbury RSL.

replica timber town at the Dardanup Heritage Park

On the road

Larry Morgan and his dog outside his police memorabilia collection

Police memorabilia collection

Autumn trees on Larry’s 10 acres

How many blokes does it need to replace 1 lost bolt in a luggage rack ??

Todays “long road to Busselton”

The trip so far

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