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Old Man

There is a old statement about the shoe industry, and how you perceive market opportunities  ,  It is about the 2 salesmen that went to Africa in the early dim dark years, One telegraphed back home saying, no opportunity here, they don't wear shoes, the other telegraphed home saying great opportunity here they don't wear shoes, please send all the stock you have in large sizes only!!!!!  Lots of Laughs


Noz

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Chet

The Great Depression (192932) was a time of extreme hardship for people in Australia. For many people this period began before the market crash in prices and lasted until the Second World War (1939-1945).

Even before the devastating stock market crash on Wall Street (the centre of stock market trading in New York, United States of America), unemployment in Australia was already at ten per cent. The Wall Street crash in October 1929 signalled the beginning of a severe depression for the whole industrialised world.

After the crash unemployment in Australia more than doubled to twenty-one per cent in mid-1930, and reached its peak in mid-1932 when almost thirty-two per cent of Australians were out of work.

The Great Depression's impact on Australian society was devastating. Without work and a steady income many people lost their homes and were forced to live in makeshift dwellings with poor heating and sanitation.

A Great Depression survivor recalls the hardship:

    People were forced into all sorts of tricks and expediencies to survive, all sorts of shabby and humiliating compromises. In thousands and thousands of homes fathers deserted the family and went on the track (became itinerant workers), or perhaps took to drink. Grown sons sat in the kitchen day after day, playing cards, studying the horses [betting on horse racing] and trying to scrounge enough for a threepenny bet, or engaged in petty crime, mothers cohabited with male boarders who were in work and who might support the family, daughters attempted some amateur prostitution and children were in trouble with the police.
    Lowenstein, Wendy. Weevils in the Flour: an oral record of the 1930s depression in Australia , 20th anniversary edition, Scribe, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia, p.2, 1998.


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An Article from an Adelaide paper dated July 1929

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General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: August 03, 2012, 10:36:10 PM »
Tony

Well done you must be enjoying her!!!! - she sounds like she is running well - interesting to see if she use the oil on the way home - maybe just a bedding in thing.

Wayne

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General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: August 02, 2012, 07:37:39 AM »
Tony!!!!!!!


Well done - Enjoy !!!! - you are one man that deserves it after all the work!!!


Cheers

Wayne

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General Discussion / Re: Tyres
« on: July 29, 2012, 07:55:00 AM »
Ian

You should have rang we would have met you there - sorry for the mess up - but I dont seem to be getting replys from this board.

Cheers

Wayne

PS by the way I suppose you didnt get the message about the spare rim?

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General Discussion / Re: Tyres
« on: July 17, 2012, 07:27:07 AM »
Ian

Great work your doing - if ya need a hand just sing out!!!

Cheers

Wayne

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General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: July 17, 2012, 07:25:14 AM »
Mate

We always hope that they are keeping it a little longer to just get it right LOL - I would be missing her as well - you have done a great job in a such a short time - cant what to see it!!!!!!

Cheers

Wayne

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General Discussion / Re: Tyres
« on: July 14, 2012, 01:14:20 AM »
Jim

Are they the diamond tread ?

Cheers

Wayne

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General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:04:40 PM »
Tony

Well done mate, she will be ready for cruising soon - quick question on another topic where did you get your blast cabinet and what size was it to fit the wheels in.

Cheers

Wayne

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General Discussion / Re: Tyres
« on: July 02, 2012, 12:26:33 AM »
Gary

Black wall thanks mate!!!

Cheers

Wayne

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General Discussion / Re: Swamp Cooler
« on: July 01, 2012, 06:19:55 AM »
Glen, Tony

I think you two have something going on - and it is just not the chiller - LOL

Cheers

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General Discussion / Re: Tyres
« on: July 01, 2012, 06:16:58 AM »
Gary

Thanks I need a set of Five (5) any help is appreciated

Cheers

Wayne





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General Discussion / Re: Tyres
« on: June 28, 2012, 09:31:48 AM »

Ian

I think what we need to do is find out globally who needs treads, and what size as they should be the same requirements as everybody, also we need to find out what brands people prefer and/or like - as then we can approach a supplier and get something sorted  - even if you need one tyre or just a spare to keep in the garage (some of us need more) then we can get something squared away - or if anybody has contacts in the states or anywhere else around the globe - then we maybe able to offer them a constant supply of orders to reduce pricing.

I think what Ian is asking is a fair question - so if you want tyres then please answer, we do not need to isolate it to down under !!!!!!!!


Cheers
   


Wayne

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General Discussion / Re: 1934 dodge
« on: June 25, 2012, 11:40:19 PM »
Tony

Will have to get up and have a look at her!!!!

Wayne

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