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Mt Isa – Normanton

Staying the second day in Mt Isa proved to be worth while giving us a lot more exposure. We did an interview on Station 666 and the boys talked to the local TV Station. In the afternoon we had Willy on display outside the Bunnings store and then later outside the Overland Hotel, many people […]

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Mt Isa

Firstly we must apologise for the tardiness of reports on our web site, and also the lack of pictures. Constantly moving in remote areas creates a lack of opportunity further reduced because we are engaging with so many people. Technology has also been the cause of Carl about to convert his Mac laptop to a […]

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Windorah and Birdsville

Day Seven, Eight. We are well and truly in the outback, having overnighted in Birdsville, at the famous Birdsville Hotel. The tourist have all departed and just the locals remain, which suits our purposes as everyone is very relaxed and anxious to know all about our cause. The landscape is incredible, everything is green and there is still […]

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St George to Quilpie

Days Three to Six We continue to have fantastic receptions in all the towns. In St George we were taken under the wing of Robert Buchan. Lang spotted his truck collection as we were driving into town, and made a b-line back to made contact. Robert was able to introduce as to everyone in town and at […]

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Day 2 Goondiwindi

After a few minor repairs on the Willys both in Jondaryan and Millmerran we arrived in Goondiwindi – our first official stop. Hamish in the Information Centre was able to direct us to the Council Chambers the Argus newspaper and all the local hotels. Carl drove the Willys around town calling into various busineses and […]

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Day 1 – send off from Wamuran

The day was great with a fantastic group of people at Wamuran. The ladies and gentlemen from the National Servicemen’s association and the ladies from the S.W.O.N’S put on a B.B.Q and raffle, and Radio 101.5 FM had an outside broadcast van on site with live interviews from various people committed to the cause of […]

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A blokes description of cancer: The Bar-B-Que theory

A bloke is standing at a B.B.Q, he is happily cracking eggs onto the hotplate. In a perfect circle he has a dozen eggs cooking. When one egg is cooked, he removes the egg and replaces it with another, but always keeps just his dozen eggs on the go and in perfect order. Then steps […]

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Lang’s Thoughts…

Hearing Carl talking at a car club meeting about his encounter with prostate cancer and his desire to pass the message to those as ignorant as he was about the disease (most men!), I thought something interesting to rural men in particular had to be involved. A lecture tour in a modern vehicle would receive […]

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Carl’s Story

What would make a bloke decide to drive a 1915 Willys Overland around Australia, talking to other blokes about looking after their health? My name is Carl Neilsen, in December 2008 at age 40; I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At the time of my diagnosis, the younger of our two sons, Alexander was eight […]

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