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Advertisement for Dunlop cord tyres: Interesting snapshots

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CollectionsDunlop Rubber (Australia) Limited
Date created: December 1923
An advertisement that features fifteen landscape photographs from a motor journey in Western and South Australia incorporated into the letter "D". The main caption includes: 'Interesting snapshots on this and opposite page were taken by Messrs. Burton and Bradley in their preliminary trip across Australia in their Dunlop shod "Vauxhall" prior to their record drive from west to east.' The record-breaking 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.The descriptions of the snapshots are: '1. Typical of country near Mt. Ives Station (S.A.), 1413 miles from Perth; 2. Climbing out of dry creek bed; 3. Crossing the "Coorong" desert (S.A.); 4. Breakfast in sand desert; 5. Rough limestone track; 6. Border post marking boundary between W.A. and S.A. (907 miles fromPerth); 7. Pass up cliff from Eyres to Nullabor Plains; 8. Pinetree sandhill in desert; 9. Inspector of vermin proof fence; 10. Horrock's Pass, east of Port Augusta; 11. Spinifex and limestone country west of Balladonia station (W.A.); 12. Nullarbor Plains (extreme west of S.A.); 13. Typical ironstone plain country - skeletons of camels along track; 14. Camped for night in desert; 15. Same as No.7.' This image is half of a double spread advertisement. The other half is 031-06-06-ng3547 and includes portrait photographs of the drivers and twelve more snapshots.
Location: Mount Ives (Mount Ive), South Australia
Port Augusta, South Australia
Coorong desert (Coorong National Park), South Australia
Eyres (Eyres Depot), South Australia
Nullarbor Plain, S. A. & W. A
Horrocks Pass, S. A.
Balladonia, W.A.
Other Identifiers: Neg. 3548


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