Day 4 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Kalgoorlie Camp 2013

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Day 4 - Wattle Grove Primary School - Year 7 Kalgoorlie Camp 2013

  1. 1. DAY FOUR • Bush Breakfast • Two Up School • Weather Bureau • Royal Flying Doctor • Loop Line Train • Boulder Town Hall • Mt Charlotte • Talent Night Enjoying cereal before making jaffles on the open fire… Wattle Grove Primary School Wattle Grove Primary School 2013 YEAR 7 CAMP 2013 YEAR 7 CAMP TO KALGOORLIE TO KALGOORLIE
  2. 2. Sharon from camp school talking to the students about cooking Jaffles in the hot coals…
  3. 3. Showing Katrin how to get her Jaffle out of the Jaffle Irons…
  4. 4. Checking if Akira’s is done enough…
  5. 5. Sometimes there are a few burnt bits on the edges…
  6. 6. Jett likes his…
  7. 7. Grace in pink is sampling the barbecued Kangaroo steak…very nice too…Elias is deciding what to add to his jaffle next…
  8. 8. Fei is going for the Kangaroo now…Elias is still deciding…too many choices – eggs, bacon, cheese, baked beans and more.
  9. 9. AT THE TWO UP SCHOOL… A few kilometres outside Kalgoorlie. In the old days it was the childrens’ job to climb the trees and keep a lookout for the police… It is only played on ANZAC Day now, but in the past people have lost all their money homes and families gambling on Two Up…
  10. 10. The ladies of Kalgoorlie got together and insisted Two Up was not played on Pay Day, so they had a chance to get the money they needed for the family
  11. 11. Sharon explains how Two Up is played and its history
  12. 12. The students had some play money to play with…when you lost all your money you had to go and watch from the Loser’s Seats
  13. 13. Shiva flips the two coins to see if it is Heads or Tails or another throw…
  14. 14. Those who choose Tails hold the money until after the throw…
  15. 15. Some of the people on the loser’s seats still have a smile on their faces…
  16. 16. Zaid and Shiva all smiles towards the end of the game…
  17. 17. And the winner is…Peace, all smiles as she holds up her ill gotten gains…
  18. 18. Sharon reminds the students that gambling can become an addiction and that there are very few real winners…as they found out… Two Up can only be play legally on ANZAC Day, where it is a tradition of the diggers…
  19. 19. WEATHER BUREAU Next we went to the airport and one group visited the Weather Bureau and the other, the Flying Doctor Base…
  20. 20. These thermometers are L shaped and buried in the ground to measure ground temperature
  21. 21. A selection of Children’s toys and games from the period... There are also some that lift out of tubes in the soil, with wax in the bottom to hold the thermometer centrally…
  22. 22. Codi finds out the hard way that there are prickles on the ground…
  23. 23. Anemometer to check wind speed and a tank to measure evaporation…
  24. 24. Stevenson Screen (white ventilated box) holding the thermometers used to measure Max. and Min. temps…
  25. 25. Rain Gauge…not going to be needed today…
  26. 26. Laser used to bounce beam off cloud and measure its height…
  27. 27. Device for detecting and reporting visibility… measures fog, smoke, etc in the atmosphere
  28. 28. Back in the office, having a talk about how all the weather data is recorded and used…
  29. 29. Outside watching a Weather Balloon inflated automatically with Hydrogen…could have white or orange balloons…
  30. 30. No aircraft around…so we can release the baloon…a bird also enjoying watching on…
  31. 31. The balloon will go up many thousands of metres expanding as it does to the size of a house before exploding and the remainder falling back to earth…
  32. 32. ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR VISIT… Having a talk before a tour of a flying doctor plane…Mr Sherlock checking out the displays around the room… The Flying Doctor Service is the fourth largest airline in Australia…
  33. 33. The aricraft are $6 000 000 to buy and are then fitted with a million dollars of medical equipment, equivalent to that of an intensive care ward in a hospital…
  34. 34. We got to have a look inside… The last few boys waiting as Sandy has his look…
  35. 35. Outside Coolgardie Cemetery…
  36. 36. View of the Pilots’ Office…
  37. 37. Stretcher lifting device in front…
  38. 38. C Group posing in front of the plane… A & B Groups with Mrs Lavery and Mr Sanderson were having their tour of the Weather Bureau…
  39. 39. LOOP LINE RAILWAY TOUR… Next it was off to Boulder for the Loop Line Tour. Here we are outside the Loop Line Railway Station. It is all undergoing a refurbishment after 10 years out of action, so there is a lot to do…They are in the Back at the museumhoping it will be running again next year, with the Town Hall… line extended up to the Superpit…
  40. 40. Loopline Train, almost ready to go again…
  41. 41. Our buses lined up outside the Refurbished Carriage… Town Hall…great old building…
  42. 42. Vic invited us over the road to see his mate Maurie’s Collection of old equipment and other Another carriage under way… things…
  43. 43. He even had a Dalek like those In the Dr Who TV Railway workers engine and carriage Show, much to the excitement of Misters,lot like a caravan… behind…looking a Sanderson and Sherlock…
  44. 44. Lots of old metal signs Old Steam Shovel nearby… waiting to be refurbished and sign from the fence…
  45. 45. BOULDER TOWN HALL VISIT…
  46. 46. Old delivery bike…
  47. 47. Interesting tap arrangement sticking out of the wall…
  48. 48. Inside the ballroom with its highly polished jarrah floor…
  49. 49. A variety of old petrol pumps…
  50. 50. Beautifullyhand-painted Leyland Notice the restored old stage curtain by Philip Goacher depicting the ‘Bay of Naples’… Truck from the twenties… the only one of these curtains left in the world and irreplaceable…
  51. 51. Thanking Maurie for letting us having a look around at no At night, charge… the curtain is raised into a huge material bag for protection and every three years it is cleaned by experts brought over from Sydney…
  52. 52. CAMP BIRTHDAYS Shiva and Evie had birthdays on camp…thank you to the kitchen staff who made and decorated such beautiful cakes for them… Inside the council chambers…all the furniture is original but the flooring is new…
  53. 53. MT CHARLOTTE VISIT GAMES NIGHT This is where the Happyto Kalgoorlie Pipeline After singing Perth Birthday, we had a lot designed by C Y O’Connor ends, flowing into of fun playing lots of different games… the reservoir on top…
  54. 54. The pipeline heading up the hill to empty its precious liquid into the reservior.
  55. 55. Technology also sits on Mt Charlotte today...
  56. 56. In the old days the water would flow out of the pipeline and into the reservoir here, but today the reservoir is rooved to reduce evaporation… Posers are Flynn and Jacob…!!
  57. 57. More posers, with the Superpit behind them... Akira gets the Best Poser Award and Bailey the best smile, followed by Grace, with Flynn is a close third…
  58. 58. That is the end everyone… I video taped the Talent Night and so don’t have photos to show…it went very well and was a lot of fun, with some talented performers among the group…

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