I have uploaded some photos of my trip to Canberra for the Cruising Country conference. Above is the car from the Bush Mechanics tv show. It is from the first show where they chop the roof off the car and turn it into a sled.
I met Francis Jupurrula Kelly. Francis is the co-director of the show and the ‘magic bush mechanic’ that comes to help those in need with his mechanical skills. Meeting Francis was totally rock and roll. The show is a quirky piece of Australian history so it was good to see this reflected by the National Museum by the addition of the above car to their collection.
There were some interesting papers presented and some interesting people met. It was very exciting attending a conference so closely aligned to my PhD research.