We have received this picture from a member of the Buninyong Historical Society, who is seeking more information about the event it depicts and its connection with Dimboola.

This heavily loaded truck stalled on a very steep section of the Midland Highway in Buninyong, south of Ballarat, and another truck seems to have come to grief near the tree beyond and has tipped its bagged load onto the road.

The writing on the side of the truck appears to read J. H. Clarke, Cartage Contractor, Dimboola, with a phone number that could be 243.

Given the era of the truck, this incident probably occurred in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Although this is an old photo, the Buninyong Historical Society would be interested in any information anyone can provide about Clarke’s cartage business or the event depicted.

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