Pushbike at 12

Colin was given the bike for his 12th birthday.

If you refer to the book on between Page 288 and 289 you will see a great photo of Colin sitting on his bike. Colin was given the bike for his 12th birthday.

He rode into Eudunda on Monday mornings or Sunday evenings
to go to school (1933-34). Colin stayed with his Uncles at Barwell Street and rode home again to the farm at Julia on Friday afternoons.

Eudunda has a great audio interview where Colin talks about this happening and his experience with the “carbide light” he used for riding from the Hampden railway station to home in the dark.
He also speaks about  how one day he had a big crash on his bike at the oval and his memories of the Eudunda Show.

We played this tape at Colin Thiele’s birthday celebrations held simultaneously at the Eudunda Show in 2002.