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About retrocentricaussie

We are a pair of ageing 'gypsies' who find junk and sell antiques, especially objects from the art nouveau/art deco years and old and well-loved tools. We also occasionally buy antiques as well!! We haunt clearance sales, garage sales, charity shops and sometimes dumps. Lately we have even been to a 'proper' auction. The thrill is in the chase for good stuff at prices we can afford and still sell the items on at a profit sufficient to support us. We recycle what other people don't want anymore, we find new homes for nice things. We sell at markets and antique fairs, swap meets and wherever else we can find. Our clientele are mostly ordinary people who want something they can afford that will enhance their quality of life. We are especially pleased when generation Y buy from us. It suggests that appreciation of quality and good design is still part of our modern aesthetic.

Walkabout 54 – this is the last post in this blog

Promises and more promises… That is the link to the photos promised in the last post, which I haven’t finished captioning.  I will do do in due course with Al’s help.  I don’t remember the names of places too … Continue reading

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Two months have passed since I wrote a post in this blog. And much has happened.  The ‘new’ car was fixed, new engine head etc and we set off to head East.  As we left Perth the A/C in the … Continue reading

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At Jubb road the temperature was 44.7deg C on Monday – so hot we could have fried an egg on our car bonnet if we had had a car. Alas it is in Bentley, Perth with its engine in pieces … Continue reading

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  I have been procrastinating and thinking about how to go about this year-end Roundup.  Many of the places around this area end in –“up” so taking that metaphor as a start I began to write.  Ironically much of recent … Continue reading

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Walkabout 49/50 – leaving Jubb Road for ?

Wanting to catch up with the Picasa albums I am putting numbers 49 & 50 into this post.  I need to say a bit more about Jubb Road.  Reflecting about it, and about how we decided to leave. After looking … Continue reading

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Walkabout 47 Port Hedland to Perth

This is a long-ish post – sorry but just warning you… has been over a month since I last wrote which is because we have been very busy with a range of dramas outlined here.  Port Hedland was a mix. … Continue reading

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Walkabout 46 – Model T’s and dead Toyotas: The Sinnies really go bush!

We spent an extra week in Broome, but not really in Broome. We set off to find a free spot nearby and came across a rest spot that appeared to be singularly uninviting and as we were leaving we noticed … Continue reading

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Walkabout 45 – Mad dogs and Englishmen … (Flanders and Swan)

Writing from Broome – I have a few stories to tell but will restrict myself a little… The new caravan is old news now and its attendant woes – it is now the car/Tardis.  Leaving Katherine where we relaxed very … Continue reading

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Walkabout 44 – Into the sunset and across the divide …

We headed west and west again to get to the Drovers’ Muster Festival in Camooweal on the Queensland / Northern Territory border after the Bowen market. It got flatter and dustier and so much warmer. Wonderful changes.  Towing our new … Continue reading

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Walkabout 43 – and the wheel(s) came off – almost

This is going to be a longish post so you might want to take it in stages. I have headlined it to help. We have travelled from Esk at the end of May to Mataranka now since I last wrote … Continue reading