Thursday, 17 September 2009

Mystery Machine

So Rob managed to get us a Mystery Machine, the beast can be seen below. A masterpiece of engineering the 1985 Toyota Tarago is a can do van, complete with steering wheel, brakes and a single bed in the back. Ours came with fishing line and a broken surfboard too. Sweet!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Freemantle Prison

Built to house criminals from the old world, Freemantle Prison was not a friendly place to its residents. Initially convicts were actually of good character in that they were to be used as colonists on release, however eventually the prison was used to house less desirable and substantially more dangerous inmates. It used convict labour between 1851-59. Then in 1886 it was transferred to local government control and the sentencing and imprisonment of local criminals was allowed. This did not really change the ethos of the prison until new administration practices started to come in as late as the 1960's. Administered by a 'comptroller general' which is the best job title ever; Freemantle Prison was actually utilised right up until 1991 when it was replaced by the new maximum security Casuarina Prison.

Thursday, 3 September 2009


Rob and I have got a job leafleting in the local area to get some cash money together for our trek to Sydney in a couple of months. I also got a job selling car wax to people that didn't need it, that didn't really sit well with me so I packed that in and now we are running around the local area pestering people with leaflets! Happy days!

On a side note we rescued a girl in a car after she decided it would be fun to drive full speed into a sunken drain and destroy one of her tyres. Fortunately we were on hand to give her some assistance and we had her wheel off and changed in no time. Good stuff.