Cabinet 13: Other Rail Systems
Australia in Maero Journals Here and There Scrapbook, .
The Australian Rail system was one that Webber did know well. Indeed, in 1934, aged 29, he completed a return rail journey from Perth to Cairns. This scrapbook contains cuttings of that trip and others undertaken (1935, 1945, 1966), including a newspaper notice of his arrival in Melbourne, the varying gauge systems that bedevil Australian rail tastefully typed out, pasted-in luggage tickets, and photographs. Given that there were breaks in the journey where no line existed, Webber sums up the travel succinctly: One Journey, 8 Trains, 7 Changes, 5 States, 5 Capitals and 3 Gauges.