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Advertisement for Dunlop cord tyres: Remarkable motor record across Australia

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CollectionsDunlop Rubber (Australia) Limited
Date created: December 1923
An advertisement that incorporates twelve landscape photographs from the preliminary trip to a 2889 mile drive across Australia as well as portraits of the driving team. The main caption includes: 'Words cannot adequately describe what men, car and tyres had to contend with in the great West to East drive across the continent from Fremantle to Sydney by Messrs. J. Burton and W. Bradley aboard a 30 h.p. Vauxhall car shod with Dunlop Cord Tyres.' The journey took from December 8 to 14 in 1923. The team was hoping for a five day record, but a crash at night in a deep hole near Meningie required repairs that caused a 12 hour delay. Burton was involved in a number of record breaking drives. This image is half of a double spread advertisement. The other half is 031-06-06-ng3548 and includes a list of descriptions of the snapshots on this page. They are: 16. Saltbush country west of Port Augusta (S.A.); 17. Ironstone track near Mt. Ives (Mount Ive) station; 18. Up rocky pass near Nundrabulla station (W.A.), 838 miles from Perth; 19. Spinifex country near Mt. Nonning (S.A.); 20. Camels drinking at rock hole between Balladonia and Eucla; 21. More ironstone country; 22. Ironstone track near Mt. Ives; 23. Car track through heavy sand in desert; 24. Same as No. 18; 25. Some team!; 26. Camel team scooping out a dam; 27. Typical desert country.
Location: Port Augusta, South Australia
Mount Ives (Mount Ive), South Australia
Mount Nonning, South Australia
Balladonia, Western Australia
Eucla, Western Australia
Nundrabulla station, Western Australia
Other Identifiers: Neg. 3547


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