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  • The Old Servo

    Back in 2005, I was working for VicRoads in Benalla in north-eastern Victoria. I was asked to go to Woods Point and look at some driveway access issues.

    "Where is Woods Point?", I asked a colleague.

    "Mansfield, Howqua, Jamieson and keep going.......", was the reply.

    "What's it like?" was my next question.
    "Think banjos and Deliverance!" - He wasn't far wrong.

    The old servo in the main street was quite photogenic. I have been back a few more times to take photos:
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  • #2
    Two great images, truly representative of the area. I've spent some time in that area in my old 100 series Landcruiser.
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    • #3
      Probably the most photographed "Servo" in Australia.
      I must admit I end up stopping for a shot every time I go through there. If you arrive behind a group of 4WDs or a group of ADV motorcycles you would be there ages as they all pull up for their signature photo.
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      • #4
        I miss going on road trips! Last one I did was 3 years ago!

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        • #5

          I took this photo back in December 2005. It looks as if the servo might have still been semi-operating at that stage. Some of the hoses appear to be fairly new.

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          • #6
            Wonderful images but I like the last one the best. The lighting is better and it shows the complete building, even if the vehicle is a bit of an anachronism.
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          • #7
            Originally posted by griffljg View Post
            I took this photo back in December 2005. It looks as if the servo might have still been semi-operating at that stage. Some of the hoses appear to be fairly new.

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            I have never been able to find out any real info about the place. I'm not convinced that it ever operated. I have heard stories that it is simply a creation of some people who wanted a tourist trap.
            This is my shot from Christmas eve 2016


            and December 2020
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            • griffljg
              griffljg commented
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              That Golden Fleece sign appears to have been erected (re-erected?) sometime between December 2005 and Christmas Eve 2016, as is the case with that old red and yellow hand-operated pumps. Notice that they are not in my December 2005 photo.

          • #8
            Morning Larry, I joining you here. Its a super photo, all that brilliant light...:-)

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            • griffljg
              griffljg commented
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              Hi Mark, Great to see you here too. When are you doing another visit to Australia?
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