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Old 03-12-22, 11:07
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Default CMP versus 48-215 Holden

Looks like a knockout with the Ford CMP tipper winning this round.

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TITLE: Collision car and lorry at Woomera due to fog CATEGORY: photograph FORMAT: b&w negative TYPE: cellulose acetate STATUS: preservation material
Contents range
21 Jun 1950 - 21 Jun 1950
Series number
D874
Control symbol
NC885
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Open
Item ID
8978752
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Old 03-12-22, 11:39
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Army test report on same type of car.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=1544564
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Old 04-12-22, 03:54
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The Ford survived. ARN C5944? was a F60S 3 1/2 cu yd Tipper that was eventually disposed of complete, the batch of numbers going either back to Ford Australia or to a variety of local councils (no dates given).

The Holden is a mystery. C61125 was apparently the registration for a Chev C60L, with no indication of when the reg was transferred to the Holden. I would have thought the Holden might have been written off, which might have dated the photo.
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Old 04-12-22, 08:02
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Another Woomera scene with a late Aust. pattern Ambulance

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...arcode=8978795

CAC Mustang and a AVRO Shackleton I think

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...arcode=8978801

Another hanger scene with Auster aircraft

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...arcode=8978802

Sailor in a 80" Land Rover and a 1940 Ford sedan

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...arcode=8978749

Ford staff car at Woomera circa 1950 ? Officers are drinking Gin and Tonics while the poor driver waits in the hot wx

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...arcode=8978737

Walking computers

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...arcode=8978081
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Old 04-12-22, 09:31
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Mike, those links don't work, says "session timed out".
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Mike, those links don't work, says "session timed out".
I've had this problem before with the NAA site. I will upload the pics
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Old 04-12-22, 09:54
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More scenes at Woomera - late 40's and 1950s

FWD trucks and early Land Rovers
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"The Holden is a mystery. C61125 was apparently the registration for a Chev C60L, with no indication of when the reg was transferred to the Holden."

And C-61748 visible in another image was previously issued to an Army C15A Battery Staff Personnel.

You will find that there was a lot of 'duplication' during the 1950s (before the Commonwealth Z-plate scheme was introduced) of numbers previously issued to the Army by the Dept of the Interior (which originally ran the C plate scheme) and the Dept of Supply and Development (S&D). Both the Holdens were S&D vehicles.

Some plates, such as those used by S&D at Monegeetta for test vehicles, were transferred from vehicle to vehicle as tests were completed and new ones started, for example: C-74819 was used on the CJ3B (RHD) tested in the late 1950s, then the Freighter-Lawton Imp. The Land Rover Series 2 SWB plate was C-67999, which was then used on the Toyota Land Cruiser. All the S&D plates seem to be in the C-6xxxx and C-7xxxx range, though I have not made a study of them, so there may be more blocks.

There were also duplications within Army: the Studebaker US6 fleet, registrations for which were issued in 1945, shares an overlap with Centurion tanks that arrived in 1951-52, for example.

Wish I'd seen those Land Rover images taken at Woomera before I completed writing 'Tough Truck'.

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Old 04-12-22, 22:14
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I've had this problem before with the NAA site. I will upload the pics
It is hard to search the NAA site. I think this link will lead you direct to the photo shown below: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...arcode=8978737

I think it is key to list the Item ID when you find a photo of interest

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Title TITLE: Exterior view officers mess and garden - Woomera
CATEGORY: photograph FORMAT: b&w negative TYPE: cellulose acetate
STATUS: preservation material
Date range 1950 - 1950
Series/Control symbol D874, NC870
Item ID 8978737
Item location Sydney
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