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Old 27-02-16, 12:30
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While on a day trip today, we went past one of my very favorite places within cooee. This disposal store has some really nice pieces from WWII, and even has a limited stock of WWI items. I would not do justice to describe the goods, so Brian the owner, gave permission for me to take a few photos to show you. The store is at Wondai, in Queensland, AUST. I have been there before, but todays visit was really to see if he had a 25pr Illuminating Apparatus box (No. 5). He did have one.......a few months ago. Sold, of course. My luck holds true!
Anyhow, enjoy the photos. I can give contact details for the owner, if desired. Send me a PM.

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Old 27-02-16, 12:36
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There's HEAPS more stuff than can be seen in these photos, and the majority of supplies are in storage! Took a good 90min to stroll through. Sensory overload, chaps.
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Old 28-02-16, 00:35
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Hi Tony,
Very nice. Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 28-02-16, 03:28
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That is the kind of store that should be nest to a bank with an ATM handy......

Are the prices reasonable or do you just go there to salivate.??

I have not been in a store like that since I was a kid.....

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Old 28-02-16, 04:47
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Hi Bob,
Upon entry they give you a disposable bib!
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Old 28-02-16, 05:42
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I'd need special pants.

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Old 28-02-16, 19:55
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Looks like a great place!

I like the fact that every item is labelled.
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Old 11-03-16, 10:04
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Tony where is the shop/museum? As you know I am in Hervey Bay, could take a trip out there next week. Phone number of the owner to make sure he will be in.
Great looking store.
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Old 11-03-16, 10:51
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Paul,

Coming from your way, the shop is on the right hand side as you enter Wondai. It is the first shop in a short line of three or four, and is the corner position of the Bunya Hwy and Edward St. If you get to the roundabout, you've gone too far.
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It'll be quite a drive from Hervey Bay, but I think you will be glad you went.

I will send you the phone number. Brian is the owners name. The shop, as far as I know, is open through the week, but ringing first is certainly a good idea. Brian sometimes travels overseas, to catalogue military items for auction in USA. He is a facinating fellow to speak with. Allow yourself at least 1-2hrs to browse. More if you start a decent conversation with Brian.

Ph number to follow,
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Old 11-03-16, 19:47
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Drat! Lack of local knowledge .... I was in Murgon, just a few miles up the road, in December!! I could have really overloaded the shipment to the USA with a few 'goodies' from that venue! My wife is probably very grateful you didn't tell me about it, Tony!

Nice (continuing) work on the 1/4 pounder, too. And glad you and the Blitz came through the 'tyre incident' OK.

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