Summary

Caravan purchased for 183 pounds by Richard and Jean Hayes on 5th August 1957 from Skyline Caravans in Caulfield. An annexe provided a second room which was very necessary to accommodate the family's two adults and four children. Initial holidays were to the Rosebud foreshore, although later they travelled to Lakes Entrance, Wilson's Promontory, Bright, Shepparton, Mildura, Swan Hill, Mount Gambier, Adelaide, and parts of New South Wales and Queensland.

Jean notes that 'for our holidays, we tended to base ourselves at one caravan park and then do lots of car trips into the surrounding areas. We used the caravan as a base for sleeping/eating, but spent the days travelling around. We saw much of Victoria in this way.' There isn't much space for storing clothes and belongings, so the family needed to travel light, and to take food that could survive without refrigeration, as there's no fridge in the caravan. However they did have an ice-chest to keep things cooler, then later an esky and finally they had the luxury of a small portable electric fridge for milk, butter and other cold items.

Physical Description

10 foot long and 6 foot six inch wide cream plywood caravan with one double and one single bed.

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