In our first outing to a late 1920s Shanty Town, we uncover some poignant relics of a bygone era when young families struggled in tough conditions during the Great Depression. The little village lingered into the 1950s (as the finds reflect), with some youngsters spending their entire childhood in the location. We will return with Parts II and III in the coming weeks. Happy Fossicking! Warren and Colleen. www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au www.nqexplorers.com
We had a lot of great adventures in 2018 and appreciate all the views and comments we have had on our videos. We have a lot more adventures planned for 2019 but first please join us as we look back on the year past in this short video. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren & Colleen, Queensland, Australia. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au
“Kiss the Dirt” by INXS.
In Part 2 of our (possibly 3 part) series ‘Rust and Dust’, we return to the site of an 1860s goldfields prospecting camp, and Colleen immediately comes up with a pristine Cricket Buckle, lost by a gold miner long ago. We then go on to explore further afield for more lost relics of that historic time. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au
Join with us in the first of a two-part ‘raw detecting’ sortie to an 1870s goldfields camp. We present this day ‘as it happened’ with plenty of live digs and rough edges – not every trip produces sensational finds. However, in part two the site does gives up some great secrets – please stay tuned! Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au
Please enjoy our second visit to an abandoned WW2 Royal Australian Air Force staging airfield. Some great historic relics on this outing including an ‘Other Ranks’ Forage Cap Badge. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen. www.nqexplorers.com
No metal detecting in this first video of a series of 4WD touring guides we will be uploading. An easy day trip from Brisbane in a high-clearance 4WD is the Condamine River Gorge and Waterfall Circuit, on the Queensland/NSW border. So sit back and enjoy a good dose of Defender-cam as we explore this beautiful region around the Main Range. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen.
On a recent visit to Victoria we managed to get in a few hours relic hunting around old miner’s camps dating back to the 1850s. There is an incredible sense of Australian history around these sites, with poignant reminders of what life must have been like on the booming Victorian Goldfields back in the 1850s. We hope you enjoy this short foray into the 19th Century with us! Happy Fossicking! Warren and Colleen.
In this outing we head deep into the bush in search of a good spot to sample some auriferous gravels. That task complete, we move to the nearest ‘waterhole’ where the local red-bellied black snake population took exception to our presence! Some nice pickers were recovered along with flour gold, on a great day prospecting with mates. All the best in your bush adventures everyone and Happy Fossicking! Warren and Colleen.
Join with us as we do a ‘Lap of Tassie’ and visit several old ghost town sites dating from the late 19th Century where we uncover some great old coins and relics. Premier find was a 1920s ‘Ned Kelly’ cap gun made by the Pope Mower Company in South Australia. Thanks for watching and subscribing! www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au
We return with Part 2 of our visit to a small country school which was established in the 1870s and abandoned in the 1960s. Find of the day once again goes to Colleen with a beautiful Sterling Silver Sixpence! Happy Fossicking to you all! Colleen and Warren.