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« on: July 10, 2019, 12:47:49 PM »
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Were in Exmouth WA at the moment and found this photo at the Vlamingh Lighthouse.



I found the following tidbit as well



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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 07:09:18 PM »
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In 1973/74, I spent 12 months based at the RAAF Base at Learmonth, about half an hour south of Exmouth. A lot of the American servicemen based at the Harold E Holt naval base had their cars shipped over. The American government imposed a $2,000 bond on each car that came into Australia. If an owner sold their car before their two year tour was completed, they lost their bond. A lot of the cars that was sold were taken to Perth and converted to right-hand drive.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 09:14:47 PM »
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In 1973/74, I spent 12 months based at the RAAF Base at Learmonth, about half an hour south of Exmouth. A lot of the American servicemen based at the Harold E Holt naval base had their cars shipped over. The American government imposed a $2,000 bond on each car that came into Australia. If an owner sold their car before their two year tour was completed, they lost their bond. A lot of the cars that was sold were taken to Perth and converted to right-hand drive.

Thats cool info mate.  Its the first time Ive been up here - a great place for a holiday.


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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 10:34:00 PM »
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I hope the weather is better up there than it is in Adelaide right now John. Im having a great holiday in my shed none the less. Thanks for the post.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 09:35:04 AM »
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. . . Am I alone in seeing the irony of a naval base, no less, named after Harold Holt?

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 06:27:42 PM »
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. . . Am I alone in seeing the irony of a naval base, no less, named after Harold Holt?

Rob

😀😀 Not at all Rob. We discussed his demise when the kids asked Whos Harold Holt?
I did some research and found he went missing 3 months after being at the opening. They renamed the facility in his memory about a year later.


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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 10:55:46 PM »
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Man of the sea


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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 07:02:45 AM »
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Portsea at that
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 09:25:41 AM »
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All the way with LBJ


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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 11:49:41 AM »
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The Harold Holt base is not actually a naval base but a listening station with a large antenna array originally American run.

Sorry not trying to poo poo your fun there  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 08:59:05 PM »
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The Harold Holt base is not actually a naval base but a listening station with a large antenna array originally American run.

Sorry not trying to poo poo your fun there  Grin
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That may be so, but there's a swimming pool named after him in Melbourne. Australian sense of humour..
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