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    One Man. His Dream. Our Lake.

    Here you'll find the incredible story of Donald Campbell's famous 1964 world water speed record on Lake Dumbleyung, Western Australia. We celebrated this remarkable feat on 31st December 2014 with the unveiling of a Bluebird replica.

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  • The Legend

    One Man. His Dream. Our Lake.

    Here you'll find the incredible story of Donald Campbell's famous 1964 world water speed record on Lake Dumbleyung, Western Australia. We celebrated this remarkable feat on 31st December 2014 with the unveiling of a Bluebird replica.

    Read more
  • The Legend:

    One Man. His Dream. Our Lake.

    Here you'll find the incredible story of Donald Campbell's famous 1964 world water speed record on Lake Dumbleyung, Western Australia. We celebrated this remarkable feat on 31st December 2014 with the unveiling of a Bluebird replica.

    Read more
  • THE LEGEND:

    One Man. His Dream. Our Lake.

    Here you'll find the incredible story of Donald Campbell's famous 1964 world water speed record on Lake Dumbleyung, Western Australia. We celebrated this remarkable feat on 31st December 2014 with the unveiling of a Bluebird replica.

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One Year, Two World Records

 

On December 31st 1964, after breaking the world land speed record in Lake Eyre, South Australia and with only hours to spare, Campbell broke the world water speed record on Lake Dumbleyung in his jet propelled hydroplane boat, Bluebird. This gave him him the two world records in the same year – a feat that has never been achieved before or since.

The People

Donald Campbell CBE achieved his world records with support from a great number of people. These were the main players:

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Bluebird Unveiling

Through a process of funding applications, community fundraising drives and shire funds, Council’s Bluebird Interpretive Centre Committee (BICC) was able to commission a full scale replica for the Dumbleyung community to unveil at the 50th anniversary on 31st December, 2014.

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