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Getting in a retro mood for Mallacoota

Discussion in 'The Kombi Club Bus stop 2019' started by Shaun, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Member

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    Back in 1969 when our kombis were young (well, ours was not even 'born' yet), a feature length Skippy the Bush Kangaroo movie (entitled 'Skippy and the Intruders') was filmed in Mallacoota.

    A gang of criminals (of course!), and accidental kidnappers are searching for sunken treasure off the coast of Mallacoota, under the guise of being abalone fishermen. The introductory scenes and then much of the second half of the movie is based in Mallacoota (with the first half of the movie being set at 'Waratah Park' and filmed at Ku-rin-gai Chase National Park, Sydney). There are quite a few shots of Mallacoota itself, including the final speed boat chase and sand dunes showdown.

    We thought about offering a screening of it on a sheet hanging on the side of our kombi at the caravan park, just for fun, but don't have the necessary tech to project it.

    But the whole movie is available on YouTube here: for your viewing pleasure before Bus Stop - the kids might get a kick out of trying to spot the filming locations in Mallacoota, although I imagine it has changed substantially in the last 50 years!

    Anyway, just thought we'd we would post this in case anyone is interested :)

    Apologies if you have now ended up with the Skippy theme tune stuck in your head :D
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    How cool is that.
    Thanks!
     
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  3. Quombi

    Quombi Well-Known Member

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    So funny yep had the theme even before I finished the thread! Same age as Dno big 50 this Thursday
     
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  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm ......... been thinking.

    Reckon we should have a few “hair of the dogs” on Monday morning and as a “leaving day” farewell activity we could do a re-enactment of this?
     
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  5. Debstar

    Debstar Well-Known Member

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    Skippy, Skippy, Skippy the bush kangaroo Skippy Skippy Skippy your friend ever true :D
     
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