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mANY and various are the uses to which motorcycles are put, but up to date no one has set out on one to seek a fortune. This, however, is what has just been done by two young Australians who have left Perth with an old Triumph sidecar outfit and have joined in the 1931 Gold Rush. They have made very thorough arrangements for their prospecting tour. In place of the usual type sidecar, they have fitted a special box which comfortably houses their gear and petrol and oil requirements. Tent, shovel, tools, food supplies, spare tyre and sufficient fuel to last them for a trip of 400 miles are carried. An ingeniously fitted oil drum carries over 20 gallons Of water. Their store of supplies weighs 3 cwt., and the whole outfit turns the scale at well over half a ton. The sidecar is packed to overflowing, so the passenger rides on the Reports so far received do not indicate that the two adventurers,: have as yet struck any gold, but they state they are finding their machine extremely useful for touring the country prospecting. It is taking them over surfaces where cars get stuck and, moreover, is doing so with a high degree of economy. An interesting point about the machine is that a year or So ago it was in use as a dirt track racer ; not many motorcycles can claim so varied an existence I

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