Dumbleyung Bluebird

Bluebird Replica arrives in Dumbleyung

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Gina Visits Kids at School

On Wednesday 5 November Gina Campbell and Mr Whoppit visited Dumbleyung Primary School and Kukerin Primary School. There were lots of questions from the kids and motivation from Gina.

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My dad got me up at 5.00am one morning to see Bluebird run between Crawley and the old brewery. Glassy water with a slight breeze but couldn’t quite get it up to full speed. Still worth the look though.

– Peter Kelsall on a Lost Perth Facebook post showing photos of the Bluebird.

Celebrate with Us.

Come and remember Donald Campbell and the Bluebird. Celebrate the amazing achievement of the the World Land Speed and World Water Speed records broken by Donald Campbell in 1964. Something for everyone with a gala dinner, unveiling of the replica full scale Bluebird, two bands for music , food, exhibitions and fun for all ages.   Event Information […]

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I saw [Bluebird] there too. I am thinking it may have been the Ampol Service Station in front of Ampol’s offices in a lovely old house (Strawberry Hill or Farm). Later I worked there.

Lyn Hosking on a Lost Perth Facebook post showing photos of the Bluebird.

I remember seeing [Bluebird] parked at a service station close to where the RAAF Association Spitfire used to be in Adelaide Terrace. I would have been only 8 but I recall it as clear as a bell.

– Gordon Branch on a Lost Perth Facebook post showing photos of the Bluebird.

“Bluebird” Entrance to Dumbleyung.

A long-standing project by the Dumbleyung Townscape Community group is an eye-catching attraction at the western entrance to the town of Dumbleyung. Pat Holmes developed the design and Nick Green of Dumbleyung Engineering, has constructed it. Shire council workers erected it and volunteer townscape members have added touches to personalize the panel.   The project […]

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Celebratory Print

Mick Hill, an illustrator from the the UK has done a wonderful print to celebrate Donald Campbell’s “Double” He has kindly allowed the Dumbleyung Bluebird committee to make use of his print to promote and publicise this great event. Over the next few months we will be using this print on various memorabilia items so keep […]

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The word is spreading.

The Dumbleyung Bluebird replica builder, Mark Matzouris has attracted some interest and some promotion for Dumbleyung and the Bluebird project on a recent trip back from the eastern states. This article was published in “Norseman Today”, the community newsletter.  

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Dumbleyung Bluebird Interview

Last week one of our committee members, Lou Dare, shared the Donald Campbell/Bluebird story with Stan Shaw from ABC radio, Great Southern. This a great way to hear an outline of the events that happened in 1963/1964.

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