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The 'husky' referred to in the title is a car - a Hillman 'Husky'. In 1954, the author purchased the car in London to drive it to Australia. He persuaded his wife, Jessica to come with him on the adventure.
I envy their young son, Roger, thirteen at the time who also makes the trip and totally agree with his parents that the trip would be an asset towards his education. On a tight schedule, they race through Europe, the Middle East, India and Ceylon where the Thwaites and the 'Husky' board the 'Strathmore' for the sea leg to Freemantle.
Thwaites' has an easy descriptive style and a sense of humour. I noted their meal of choice was steak and mushrooms, the 'meat and three veg' of the post war years and the preferred 'Aussie tucker' of my childhood.
A handsome trip and one that would not be 'doable' in the current political climate in Iraq and Afghanistan. An era when travel was 'gentlemanly' and perhaps a little romantic compared to travel in the 21st century. A enjoyable trip down memory lane in a 'gentler' time.
CHAPTER PAGE I A DREAM IS BORN
FRANCE BELGIUM HOLLAND
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