Retired smelter worker Bob Hall and his dog Toby were pictured on the outskirts of Wagga during 1954. Hall, who was 75 at the time, had travelled down the east coast from Bundaberg on his custom made tricycle.
The journey had taken 5 years, but Hall considered “these new fangled cars too dangerous” after all the smashes that he had seen on the trip. The tricycle carried all the acoutrements necessary for the hard life on the road, including a bell made from a frying pan, which was also used for cooking meals. Additional enhancements to the tricycle included trailer brakes for going downhill and a built-in jack for the rear wheels.