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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby Swampy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:11 pm

THE GASCOYNE JUNCTION RACES. By ANON.

If around September you want something to remember
Pack your grips and take a trip up Gascoyne way.
If your fifty five or twenty you'll get entertainment plenty
You'll remember it untill your dying day.

For each sheep and cattle station there's a mass evacuation
They come from every outpost near and far
From the main roads to the chasers they're a-going to the races
It's the biggest thing that happens in a year.

Staunch Nor"Westers by the dozen start the good old Junction buzzin'
And the pub stays open morning, noon and nights
Where the blokes from near and far swap their yarns around the bar
And settle little differences with a fight.

Then they grab their bags and swags and sleep under the nearest jeep
And get up in the morning feeling fine
So the spend the day at Two-Up and around the bar they queue up
To celebrate their wins with beer and wine.

And at "The Races" and a sea of eager faces
Lines up the rough bush track they proudly call "The Course"
And the station hands are tense as they lean upon the fence
With thei earnings of twelve months bet on a horse.

For a week or so before, A forgotten thing is law
And merry hell is order of the day
To the lonely little junction this year racing function
Is the biggest thing that ever came it's way.

And when the fun is over and the car and jeep and rover
are swallowed in swirling clouds of dust
It's certain you'll remember how about September
The Gascoyne Junction Races are a must.

Swampy :twisted:
"I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains.
Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons, I love her jeweled sea.
Her beauty and her terror, the wide brown land for me."
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby bully1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:55 pm

Nice Swampy......If you are interested in life up that way in the 50 and 60's I have a great trilogy about a young fella from Collie that becomes one of the last true Kimberly packhorse stockmen.
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby _Wilks » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:56 pm

Hope everyone enjoys their rides and the Gassy races.

If you're having a bet with the bookies, make sure you bet with 'Glenn Gregory' or 'Maver Bookmaking' (his name is Cracker). They've been close mates of mine for 30+ years. Tell em Shane told you to ask for the 'overs' (higher odds). 8)

And for the dirt riders, while you're out there, have a think about doing a similar ride to the Landor Races... maybe next year. Always held middle weekend of October school holidays... Sat and Mon race days. Combine the ride with a visit to Mt Augustus. Maybe finish off with a day or 2 at Coral Bay to wash off the dust.
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby bully1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:57 pm

After calling in to Landor on my NW trip the Landor Races would have to be on top of next years trip list.
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby _Wilks » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:06 pm

I swing the satchel at Landor... will be pleasure lightening everyones wallets :lol: Just kidding.

I've been going there since 1987. If someone kicks off a ride thread, theres plenty of 'local' info and help I can give, eg space (limited) in a ute to transport drinks and eskies.
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby bully1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:23 pm

_Wilks wrote:I swing the satchel at Landor... will be pleasure lightening everyones wallets :lol: Just kidding.

I've been going there since 1987. If someone kicks off a ride thread, theres plenty of 'local' info and help I can give, eg space (limited) in a ute to transport drinks and eskies.





Shane that's why I built a sidecar.......to be self reliant :lol:
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby Swampy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:54 pm

bully1 wrote:Nice Swampy......If you are interested in life up that way in the 50 and 60's I have a great trilogy about a young fella from Collie that becomes one of the last true Kimberly packhorse stockmen.


Love to read it Bully if you can spare it?

Love the Pilbara and the Kimberly true stories of our outback and the people and pioneers that made this country the great place it is today 8)

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Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons, I love her jeweled sea.
Her beauty and her terror, the wide brown land for me."
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby bully1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:07 pm

Swampy wrote:
bully1 wrote:Nice Swampy......If you are interested in life up that way in the 50 and 60's I have a great trilogy about a young fella from Collie that becomes one of the last true Kimberly packhorse stockmen.


Love to read it Bully if you can spare it?

Love the Pilbara and the Kimberly true stories of our outback and the people and pioneers that made this country the great place it is today 8)

Swampy :twisted:



If you want I can leave them in the meterbox for you if you want to drop by, nothing like some reading material for a trip away.
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby jls » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:08 pm

Guy
Will be camping south of Murchison to far to nip in for a beer there,s a pub at Mullawa not sure if it is open and ice at the servo ,what generally I do is carry a small soft cooler big enough for a 6 pack with ice which I will be carrying from Perth :mrgreen:
As been said not out to break any speed records more about getting out there and enjoying the ride
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby goodguy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:34 pm

Cheers...will carry some kingies from Perth......ice??
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby bully1 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:39 pm

Fantastic campsite 45kms north of Mullewa, just on the banks of the Greenough river.

Turn off on the left just before you go over the causeway, follow the track to the end. The gravel starts just over the crossing from memory, plenty of firewood on hand.
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby Swampy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:27 pm

bully1 wrote:
Swampy wrote:
bully1 wrote:Nice Swampy......If you are interested in life up that way in the 50 and 60's I have a great trilogy about a young fella from Collie that becomes one of the last true Kimberly packhorse stockmen.


Love to read it Bully if you can spare it?

Love the Pilbara and the Kimberly true stories of our outback and the people and pioneers that made this country the great place it is today 8)

Swampy :twisted:



If you want I can leave them in the meterbox for you if you want to drop by, nothing like some reading material for a trip away.



I really appreciate that Bully but would prefer to wait untill I got home so I could read them at my leisure.

Maybe I can catch up with you then mate?

Cheers Swampy
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Of rugged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons, I love her jeweled sea.
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby KoosWA » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:51 pm

goodguy wrote:Cheers...will carry some kingies from Perth......ice??



So you like them shaken and stirred........
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby jls » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:46 pm

The Railway hotel in Mullewa sells a range of drinks to take away ,but unfortunately no king browns or right next door to the Railway hotel there is Circles which sells cask wine and one sort of beer :cry: :mrgreen:
Have also spoken to the guys at Murchison the roads are good and dry ,they had 1 five minute shower yesterday ,first rain at Murchison road house since April
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Re: Gascoyne Cup - Gascoyne Junction August 23

Postby bill9117 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:43 pm

[quote="Swampy"]THE GASCOYNE JUNCTION RACES. By ANON.

If around September you want something to remember
Pack your grips and take a trip up Gascoyne way.
If your fifty five or twenty you'll get entertainment plenty
You'll remember it untill your dying day.

For each sheep and cattle station there's a mass evacuation
They come from every outpost near and far
From the main roads to the chasers they're a-going to the races
It's the biggest thing that happens in a year.

Staunch Nor"Westers by the dozen start the good old Junction buzzin'
And the pub stays open morning, noon and nights
Where the blokes from near and far swap their yarns around the bar
And settle little differences with a fight.

Then they grab their bags and swags and sleep under the nearest jeep
And get up in the morning feeling fine
So the spend the day at Two-Up and around the bar they queue up
To celebrate their wins with beer and wine.

And at "The Races" and a sea of eager faces
Lines up the rough bush track they proudly call "The Course"
And the station hands are tense as they lean upon the fence
With thei earnings of twelve months bet on a horse.

For a week or so before, A forgotten thing is law
And merry hell is order of the day
To the lonely little junction this year racing function
Is the biggest thing that ever came it's way.

And when the fun is over and the car and jeep and rover
are swallowed in swirling clouds of dust
It's certain you'll remember how about September
The Gascoyne Junction Races are a must.

Swampy :twisted:[/quote


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