Across Australia - Dunlop tyres
|Collections||Dunlop Rubber (Australia) Limited|
|Date created:||Aug 1914|
Illustrations show the rough country EF Reichenbach passed through on his great Cycle Ride from Adelaide to Port Darwin, May-June 1914 - 1969 miles in 28 days 7 min. 1. EF Reichenbach, who gained 1lb weight during the ride. -- 2. Giant ant hills near Pine Creek, Northern Territory. -- 3. A view of the track after leaving Powell's Creek for Newcastle Waters. -- 4. Passing through a gap among cretaceous or chalk rocks in desert. -- 5. Crossing flooded River Finke, centre of Australia; bicycle leaning against snag in River; machine subsequently washed down this River and only rescued after considerable difficulty. -- 6. Following a camel pad in the sandy regions of the Goyder River. -- 7. Sandy tracks across flats between Katherine River and Pine Creek. -- 8. Main track across Ant Hill Flat, appreciated by cyclist because going is firm. -- 9. Spinifex and rabbit burrows. -- 10. Dunlop tyres defy thorns and burrs. -- 11. One of the many huge sand drifts in the dreaded Depot Sand Hills. -- 12. Lunching at a Government Survey Camp at Connor's Well. -- 13. Main track after leaving Wickliffe Well; heartbreaking country for a cyclist. -- 14. View of the 10 miles of wretched track approaching Attack Creek. -- 15. Operator at Katherine River Telegraph Station taking Reichenbach and machine across unfordable river. -- 16. Typical view of track for 10 miles out of the Macdonnell Ranges, Central Australia. -- 17. Following Gibbery Track to avoid boggy flats. -- 18. Track too heavy; scrub tackled in preference; slow progress made through here in low gear. The tyres selected by Reichenbach for the ride were Dunlop "Thornproof" tyres. Reichenbach did not have to repair a puncture until nearing Daly Waters (1600 miles).