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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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Lake Dumbleyung October 2014- Aerial Photos by Gary Smith

Gary Smith who was also at Lake Dumbleyung when Donald Campbell was there in 1964, lives close by at Katanning. The district has had some very heavy rains over the past weekend which has led to flood water runoff coming from the east along the Lake Dumbleyung catchment into Lake Dumbleyung. It won’t fill the […]

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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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Donald Campbell and Bluebird – Memories of Justin Bowen

Part of my career in Local Government was spent as CEO of the Dumbleyung Shire Council from 1963 to 1966 and during this period, very much in the news in 1964 was the fact that in July that year Donald Campbell had broken the World Land Speed Record in his jet car Bluebird on the […]

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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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The Bluebird Replica Build Begins!

Below is a press release from the Dumbleyung Bluebird Committee concerning the fact that the Dumbleyung Community has raised enough money to start the build of a full scale replica Bluebird for display in Dumbleyung.  Special note also needs to be made that there are a lot of Wagin residents who played a big part […]

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Memories-Jean Pearse.

My Husband flew his light aircraft down to Dumbleyung Lake a few days before the record run and he said there were crowds of people and press there, and nothing happened.  When it came to the last day of the year, he decided he’d take 3 children and myself down – by car – just […]

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Celebrate New Year with Us

We’d love to see you in Dumbleyung at the end of the year!

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