Going camping is part of an Australian tradition, and some things never change over time.
Looking at these photos, you might recognise some areas where you live or have visited - but have you camped at these locations, or is camping at some of these places, a thing of the past?
But what, from a camping perspective, is the same 100 years on?
Having your favourite spot by the beach
Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 1911
Fishing by your campsite
Jungara, Queensland, 1903
Tweed River, NSW, 1905
Finding an ideal spot on a river
Brisbane River, QLD, 1884
Get out the Dutch Oven, and make some damper
Walcha, NSW, 1960
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Camping with other like-minded campers
Location unknown, circa 1910
Sitting around the campfire, waiting for the billy to boil
Going camping at Christmas with friends
The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads, 1932
or maybe at Currumbin, QLD, 1928 (below)
Smaller camping set up at Bulwer, Moreton Island, 1907
Family time (with the dog as well)
Sandgate, QLD, 1905
Transport to get you to your campsite is still important
Rosewood, QLD, circa 1880’s.
Cooking over the campfire
Mt Isa, 1932
Or even, just camping in your own backyard
Toowong, QLD, 1903
If you liked seeing these vintage photos, make sure you see the collection – what is camping – another photo story that will take you back in time.
Note: All photos sourced from public domain files.