Whilst going through my archives yesterday I came across some industrial images of the silos at Wallaroo on the York Peninsula in South Australia. I had forgotten all about this trip until I came across the images below. At the time I was living in a cottage in Kate Court in the south-east corner of Adelaide, finishing my PhD at Flinders University, and working as a tutor at Flinders and Adelaide universities.
The memories of the roadtrip slowly came back. The pictures would have been made on a weekend trip with friends from Flinders University in the early 1990s. This would have been one of the last roadtrips that I undertook for the Bowden Archives and Industrial Modernity project. It was, to all intents and purposes, the last gasp of work for the discarded MA. The PhD dominated my life.
I do remember parts of the Wallaroo roadtrip. Fichte, the standard poodle, was with me. I slept in the Kombi. I briefly explored parts of the York Peninsula including Port Broughton, which I found bleak. I have a memory of standing on the cliffs at Ardrossan photographing the silos in the landscape with the 5×7 Cambo monorail. That was probably the last time I used the 5×7.
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