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    Found this restored dugout in the Flinders Ranges.
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  • #2
    Nice photos mate, now I have another place on the wish list.

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    • #3
      must of been tough buggers back then.
      nice find there sportco.

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      • sportco
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        There are 3 dugouts in a line but two are completely collapsed.

    • #4
      looks cozy
      “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing” - Edmund Burke

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      • sportco
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        I was there at the beginning of summer...about 35 degrees outside but quite cool inside.

    • #5
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      Looks like a old WW1 bunker.

      Thanks...


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        Rumour has it those old shafts are a neat way of hiding a body if your that way inclined :lol:

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        Originally posted by Maverick" post=13661
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        Looks like a old WW1 bunker.

        Thanks...

        How old are you Maverick

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    • #6
      Very interesting, I have an old book (somewhere in the house) that shows pictures and descriptions of the old mining towns in the Flinders. Places like Farina, Waukaringa,etc. were still inhabited back in the 50's, and to see them now you wonder where everything went. A real tough existence back then!

      Welcome to borrow it if you want

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      • sportco
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        Jagdtiger...I would love to borrow that book. Do you still work up the road from my place??

    • #7
      A lot of those dugouts were also used as primitive cellars to keep food a bit longer it was just cooler underground.
      A lot of farms had them well before any refrigeration was ever heard of .
      Refrigeration was a water cooler or style of Coolgardie safe -- Hessian bags sides kept wet by a drip tray of water on top and soaked the sides and recollected in the bootom tray.
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      • #8
        Yes mate, I will look for it today and send you a pm

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        • sportco
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          Thanks for that.
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