July 2016

Brian Caddy, OAM. Recollections of Donald Campbell, 1964.

There was great excitement in the community of Barmera, South Australia, when it was announced that Donald Campbell had selected Lake Bonney for the World Water Speed Record attempt in his boat “Bluebird K7”. As President of the Barmera Water Ski Club, I was asked to contribute my local knowledge in the attempt. My principal […]

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Bluebird Replica has a new home.

July 2016 Over the past 18 months the Shire of Dumbleyung and community members have been strived towards to development of a shelter for the Bluebird replica, which will form part of the attraction when visiting Dumbleyung. The Bluebird replica was built in 2014 by Mark Motzouris of Statewide Boating, Jurian Bay, and was a huge undertaking […]

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Angus Tuck- Recollections from 1964.

In November 1964 Donald attempted to break the world water speed in my hometown of Barmera in South Australia. He did break the Australian record whilst he was there. I was 18 years then and after finishing school was lucky enough to join the Bluebird team as general helper. Aging engineer Leo Villa and mechanic […]

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