the classic EH Holden wagon

EH Holden 1963 Station Wagon Surfing Tin Sign

The Gold Coast, Queensland c late 1960s. Note the meter maid in bikini putting coins in the parking meters :)

The Gold Coast, Queensland c late 1960s. Note the meter maid in bikini putting coins in the parking meters :)

surfers paradise - although not black and white I could not resist this one!

surfers paradise - although not black and white I could not resist this one!

As we know the Canberra did not complete all her cruise duties due to a tragic War breaking out in the Falklands !

As we know the Canberra did not complete all her cruise duties due to a tragic War breaking out in the Falklands !

Courtesy of Tony Simpson  Here is a photo of the great white whale taken just off Port Stanley during the 1982 conflict (taken by Tony from aboard the hospital ship Uganda).

Courtesy of Tony Simpson Here is a photo of the great white whale taken just off Port Stanley during the 1982 conflict (taken by Tony from aboard the hospital ship Uganda).

Beach side at Noosa Heads in Queensland, in the early 1970's. v@e

Beach side at Noosa Heads in Queensland, in the early 1970's. v@e

Departure of the Liner (ship) Canberra from International Terminal, Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour with tugs. Max Dupain photo, 1967.

Departure of the Liner (ship) Canberra from International Terminal, Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour with tugs. Max Dupain photo, 1967.

SS Canberra, The Great White Whale, flagship of the mighty P & O, came to represent all that is best about the British Merchant Navy – courage, flexibility, innovation and dedication in the service of Queen and country.

SS Canberra, The Great White Whale, flagship of the mighty P & O, came to represent all that is best about the British Merchant Navy – courage, flexibility, innovation and dedication in the service of Queen and country.

Surfers Paradise in the wake of Cyclone Dinah. Truncated cover of The Australian Women's Weekly from July, 1967

Surfers Paradise in the wake of Cyclone Dinah. Truncated cover of The Australian Women's Weekly from July, 1967

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