1982 Cape York Trip

1982 Cape York Trip

by Mark Wallace

I have just digitised slides I took of the trip in 1982.

We could not plan on fuel any further north than Coen. We could not plan to get any at Bamaga nor Weipa. So we each carried lots of fuel for the old gas guzzlers. The Toyota had a 44 gallon drum of diesel on board.

We had to camp outside of Weipa as we were not allowed to stay in the town.

We only had to winch ourselves once and I think that was on the way home at Cockatoo Creek.

We used a 1 car ferry on the Jardine, but I have photos of a couple of vehicles crossing themselves. It was not very far west of the road crossing.

I was told at the time that there were no crocs at the road crossing, so I stood in the middle to take photos. I now recon that was the stupidest thing I even did!!

1982 cooktown

Palmer River Roadhouse

1982 cape york trip

1982 cape york

Near Laura

1982 cape york split rock

1982 cape york archer river

Archer River

1982 cape york archer river camping

1982 cape york archer river crossing

1982 cape york 4wd

Weipa turnoff

1982 cape york weipa

Telegraph Road

1982 cape york road

Wenlock river crossing at Moreton

1982 cape york moreton

Start of the Telegraph Track

1982 cape york sign

1982 cape york tip sign

1982 cape york gunshot shortcut

1982 cape york gunshot sign

1982 cape york gunshot motel sign

1982 cape york gunshot motel

Gunshot Crossing

1982 cape york gunshot crossing

1982 cape york old telegraph track grave

1982 cape york ott grave

1982 cape york signs

Cockatoo Creek

1982 cape york ott cockatoo creek

1982 cape york ott bbq

1982 cape york four wheel driving

Sam Creek

1982 cape york ott creek crossing

1982 cape york ott sam creek

Mistake Creek

1982 cape york old telegraph track driving

1982 cape york old telegraph track

Cannibal Creek

1982 cape york four wheel driving

1982 cape york bypass roads

1982 cape york creek crossing

Jardine River

1982 cape york jardine river crossing

1982 cape york crossing jardine river

1982 cape york jardine river


1982 cape york bamaga wwii memorial

1982 cape york bamaga wwii airplane

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