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    • #2659
      Spike
      Participant

      Hi one and all, I have spent plenty of time in the Kimberley and my next mission is to find the location where Dick Smith retraced the history of the Coffee Royal, does any ony know the co ordinates of the plaque Dick Smith left there. Interesting story- history

      cheers look forward to hearing from you

      Spike

       

       

    • #2660
      Ross
      Keymaster

      Hi Spike,

      Have you tried contacting Dick on his Facebook Page, assuming he has one of course?

      Cheers, Ross

    • #2663
      Spike
      Participant

      Ross, Hope your well, yes I have tried FB/messenger but no luck. He has a good documentary on it which I have watched and Google earthed shots etc. so I am in the area. Also been onto the heritage council so working on it.

      spike

    • #2664
      Ross
      Keymaster

      Hi Spike, I watched the doco. Reminded me of the Leyland Brothers with a chopper. I can see why you are doing it – very interesting piece of Kimberley coast history.

      What about contacting the ABC. They may have some archival info that helps. They would probably be keen to do a story on your exploits. When are you heading there? We expect to be that far west in the 2019 dry.

      Cheers, Ross

    • #2665
      Dave_S
      Participant

      I watched it too, hard not to get drawn in. If you find the coordinates can you post them here, I’d like to do a run out and have a look as well.

       

    • #2666
      SkullDragn
      Participant

      Hey Spike, All4Adventure did an episode on this a few years ago and made it to the plaque. They are pretty responsive if you email them with questions. https://www.all4adventure.com

      Best of luck.

      Nat

    • #2769
      SV Salena
      Participant

      And just for interests sake heres Les Hiddins episode on the subject from 1996…
      Les Hiddins The Coffee Royal Affair</p>

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    • #2845
      SkullDragn
      Participant

      Hi Spike – I just stumbled across this https://maps.daa.wa.gov.au/EntryPermitsMap/ which lists the Southern Cross crash site location as:

      15* 37′ 24.0″S

      124* 43′ 24.7″E

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