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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.

silos, Wallaroo

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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