A century ago, the Yellagonga National Park was a haven for market gardens and intensive agriculture. Now it is a nature reserve set in the midst of Perth suburbia.
The reserve is home to hundreds of kangaroos and wetlands wildlife, but remnants of past occupants can still be seen. On a recent visit I found a treasure trove of old vehicles, buildings and farming equipment. Learning about the items photographed was a voyage into the recent past, but I stumbled when trying to identify the yellow truck featured in the photographs. With some assistance from my mechanically-minded father I managed to deduce it is in fact a 1950 Dodge Series B pickup truck with optional quarter windows, but customised with a solid bonnet and an individually-modified front end – a vintage hotrod if you will!