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Olden days at Buller...

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by VSG, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fantastic brother! Got any more of the early southside tows?
     
  2. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Wow & Wow

    Thanks for much for going to the effort of sharing those!
     
  3. PolePlant

    PolePlant Guest

    Thats all I got for now.
    Father may do some more scans.
    Ive seen others so he may have more.
     
  4. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Amazing...thanks so much for sharing!

    Love the old (then new!) land rover and the village road which looks more like a MTB trail.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Whiteman

    Whiteman A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Excellent work PP!
     
  6. PolePlant

    PolePlant Guest

    Ill pass the credit to father since he took them.
    I was amazed at the number of pics he still had.
     
  7. Rimey

    Rimey One of Us

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    My my my, PP. Some material there.
    Six months ago, I enquired about shots of the old timber Arlberg. Thankyou.
     
  8. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just brilliant!

    What else can I say? ... except thank you so much for posting them! [​IMG]
     
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  9. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Most look like scans of slides?
     
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  10. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    I have saved all these to a Photobucket account so as long as I am still kicking around they'll be preserved [​IMG]
     
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  11. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That raises an interesting question. I wonder if Photobucket have a disclaimer about the longevity of their storage regime. I bet there is an out for them.
     
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  12. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    For as long as they want to charge me for online storage I guess... [​IMG]

    Had a quick read of their "Terms" couldn't see it listed.

    Will also move the photos to my other backup solutions at a later date though [​IMG]

    Classic EPIC Buller photos must be kept
     
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  13. PolePlant

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    Yes all the pics are off Kodachrome slides.
    He got a scanner for slides only he ran them all through.
    No post process on them.
     
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  14. Bugski

    Bugski A Local

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    [​IMG] Brilliant.
     
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  15. Hans

    Hans Hard Yards

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    Fantastic,what strikes me most is the civility and care free happiness displayed in every pic.A real shame we have lost that.

    I wish I could have skied back in them days.
     
  16. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought you did? I thought you built some of that stuff.
     
  17. djam

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    Thanks PP and Mr PP, they are great.

    It looks so strange looking back at the snow before groomers and snow clearing, I miss
    that untouched look.
     
  18. PolePlant

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    I agree to a point
    But on memories there are a few positive changes with it.

    Like lower Bull run used to be a VW carpark.
    Fine doing funnel but then you run out of it and have to go through a field of VW bettles to get to the lift and that'd take the last puff out of me after a hard run through the upper parts.

    I prefer it to the old personaly
    Funnel is wider without the T bar
    That lower area a lot easier to run off the lift without having to have a rest stop between like I used to before doing the lower half of large moguls.
    And other stuff I am glad has changed, but some things have remained thew same thankfully too..

    I have another pic of Bull Run Canteen but my parents are both in it and a few of the old crew, some now deceased and father is a little at odds about me posting it.
    It's a classic scene we see on Kofflers Balcony these days on a bright sunny day, people sunning on the balcony drinking hot beverages and eating pie, but 1950 with ski gear and haircuts of the era on Bull Run canteen balcony.
     
  19. djam

    djam One of Us

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    agree, we have moved forward overall. When I say I miss the look, I don't mean it was
    better skiing. And as much fun as rope tows can be, like we (as kids) used to crawl
    ourselves along and on one lift, with two tows side by side, race each other to the top.
    Chairlifts are a much better way (even more so when you are not so young) to get
    back to the top.
     
  20. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    PP what slide scanner was used? Dad has hundreds of old slides and wants to get a good scanner and load 'em up.
     
  21. PolePlant

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    I know what you mean djam it had a nice look to it back then.
    More sparse and natural, lots of smiles in all the pics, the lodges had more character.
    Did you note the snow height at the tree on one tree hill. A big year.

    MX
    The sanner he used was very limited, it does shows the images canned on it but thats about it.
    No cable to PC only SD card and no SDHC support, so had to do 5 slides then plug card into PC to transfers.
    The last set posted he got one of the sons of that gent skiing off the roof (no longer with us) to do all the slides for him with his gear, not sure what that was.

    There are a few Kodachrome scanners around so best to look around and check features of each.
    I recall a thread in tech forum on it.
    Ive seen a few home made ones on the net using a carousel rigged up with a camera to do the whole load by itself.
     
  22. prcoy

    prcoy Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    Fantastic Photos PP.
    As our Fathers were contemporaries I have a few very similar photos, however not as many nor as many good ones of the rope tows.
    I searched through my archives and dug out a few from the mid to late 1950's that may be of interest to people here.

    Top Of Federation
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    View from Little Buller to Buller Summit, Note open tree skiing in Wombat Bowl.
    [​IMG]

    Cars show the era.
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    To the Summit
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    Bull Run Canteen
    [​IMG]

    Although this one isnt a great photo I thought it was of interest as it shows Bull run Bowl, and you can just see the rope tow down the side of the funnel. Also note the extra trees on 'wood run'.
    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Zeuber

    Zeuber Hard Yards

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    Nice work PP! Kofflers looks mighty lonely in that pic. Good to put some visuals to the history I have heard so much about.
     
  24. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG]

    love this one [​IMG]
     
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  25. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow, a lot less trees back then. Must be global warming.
     
  26. PolePlant

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    prcoy
    Glad to see you posting in this one.
    Was thinking you would be the one to ask about old pics, great shots.

    Love the ones of Bull Run Canteen.
    I lived there when I worked for Blue lift in 81, it was staff quarters but pretty sad state by then.

    For others
    I went to the school same time as prcoy, he was the only other person I knew my age who snow skiied in late 60's, and both of us still skiing Buller I'm glad to see.
     
  27. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    Great shots everyone [​IMG]
     
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  28. snowbunny35

    snowbunny35 First Runs

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    For those of you looking for some more old photos and objects without having to come into the museum and trawl through archive folders have a look at:
    http://www.facebook.com/nationalalpinemuseumaustralia

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    Carrying a keg past Grimus on New Years Eve 1951, while building Gliss Ski Lodge.

    [​IMG]
    Helmut Kofler performs for onlookers at Mt Buller in the 1930's (Edwin Adamson Collection NAMA)

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    Arriving at Kooroora in the 1950s
     
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  29. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks snow bunny. It would be wonderful if the NAMA could add a few more pics to their Facebook page.

    P.S. I hope you don't mind that I got my wonderful new avatar from one of those pics. [​IMG]
     
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  30. snowbunny35

    snowbunny35 First Runs

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    Bogong I'm glad you liked it, I think its a great object! More pics are coming all the time and NAMA (I) will take requests if you want to see pics of particular things/from certain periods or certain objects.

    NAMA is trying to make the collections more accessible to the public but when you have only one part-time staff member (Marg does an amazing job) and volunteers it takes time.
     
  31. Goon_Squad

    Goon_Squad Early Days

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    Hi VSG, just found this awesome thread from many moons ago which still has loads of the old photos still linked. But unfortunately yours have disappeared into the void. Any chance you still have them and can re-post them for posterity?
     
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