A CHEVROLET CAB 12 FIELD ARTILLERY TRACTOR AND 25 POUNDER GUN OF THE 2/7TH FIELD REGIMENT MOVING ALONG THE NEWLY BUILT CORDUROY SECTION OF THE ROAD NEAR THE CAMP, on the Atherton Tablelands, QLD .
Mid week hunt ~ Team effort ~
Lazy start ~ Started by checking out a new site ~ Ironically we found evidence of even more encampments ~ but little reward were to be had ~
Although I thought I have FINALLY found a Mythical 'Blue bottle' which as been on my Wish list fro some time ! But it is modern , but I kept it anyway ~ Along side of it was another modern embossed beer bottle which i had not seen!
FOr a moment I thought I had dug a shell case.. as the spot was an obvious (IMO) gun pit based on the direction the gun would have be aimed ~ but it is ferrous metal .. then again for a moment I thought ~ souvenired German gas mask cylinder ~ not to be ~
But some sort of similar portable cylinder as it had strapping on the base ???
Also dug to the water table
in nearby creek bed to find the remnants of a 2 lber shell case off cut ~ great signal , obviously why I persisted ~
Midday smoko and we did one more hours sweep of the area ~ and we did not even get to teh specified area we wanted to check ~
Moved camp to one of our favourite sites ~
With ten minutes I found a "August 1945 dump hole" as I like to call them ~ where the Diggers dumped so much gear !
I was stuck in the hole for about an hour sifting through it, retrieving Officers P38 and numerous otrher buckelsa nd buttons plus a nice KG VI 3 pence ~ Fortunately recent rains in the area made for pleasant digging conditions ~
Called ti a day around 15.00 and headed home.. Again too little time !! Camping over is beginning to become very appealing to me ~
Ed's collection ~
My day's efforts ~
Several 303 rounds plus .30 cal case plus 2 * Israeli 1967 7.6 mm blanks (?) Used locally during Military exercises in the Area during the Vietnam War !
I also found a penny several metres away from the dump hole ~ and immediately below it was the spool which is obviously a fishing reel spool ~
I assume being part of an old style wooden hul reel of the 1930-40s ~ Mostlikely bought to the site as there is a local river not far away ~