Gallery: White Hill Truck Drivers’ Memorial Convoy

By: Peter and Di Schlenk, Photography by: Peter and Di Schlenk


Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway.
Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway.
Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway.
Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway.
Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway.
Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway.
Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway. Convoy from Adelaide on the South Eastern Freeway.
Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service. Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service. Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service.
Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service. Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service. Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service.
Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service. Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service. Trucks coming through White Hill past people assembled for the memorial service.
The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks. The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks. The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks.
The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks. The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks. The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks.
The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks. The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks. The service get underway surrounded by the lined-up convoy trucks.
The trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse. The trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse. The trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse.
The trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse. The trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse. The trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse.
Trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse. Trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse. Trucks gathered at the Murray Bridge racecourse.
McArdle's Western Star; winner of 3rd place in the Best Truck 9-15 year category and winner of the Best Sign Writing. McArdle's Western Star; winner of 3rd place in the Best Truck 9-15 year category and winner of the Best Sign Writing. McArdle's Western Star; winner of 3rd place in the Best Truck 9-15 year category and winner of the Best Sign Writing.
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Wishart Contracting's Western Star, driven by Steven McKenzie, winner of 2nd place Best Rigid and 3rd place Best Memorial Tribute truck. Wishart Contracting's Western Star, driven by Steven McKenzie, winner of 2nd place Best Rigid and 3rd place Best Memorial Tribute truck. Wishart Contracting's Western Star, driven by Steven McKenzie, winner of 2nd place Best Rigid and 3rd place Best Memorial Tribute truck.
Three prime movers from Eades Transport, who picked up 2nd place in the Best Fleet competition. One of which is John Dunn’s T950, which collected a number of awards at the event, including Best Truck Under 2 years (2nd place), Best Signwriting (3rd place), Best Interior (3rd place) and Cleanest Engine Bay (3rd place). Also among the winners was Eades’ K200, picking up the 3rd place in the Best Truck Under 2 years category and 3rd place in Most Chrome award. Three prime movers from Eades Transport, who picked up 2nd place in the Best Fleet competition. One of which is John Dunn’s T950, which collected a number of awards at the event, including Best Truck Under 2 years (2nd place), Best Signwriting (3rd place), Best Interior (3rd place) and Cleanest Engine Bay (3rd place). Also among the winners was Eades’ K200, picking up the 3rd place in the Best Truck Under 2 years category and 3rd place in Most Chrome award. Three prime movers from Eades Transport, who picked up 2nd place in the Best Fleet competition. One of which is John Dunn’s T950, which collected a number of awards at the event, including Best Truck Under 2 years (2nd place), Best Signwriting (3rd place), Best Interior (3rd place) and Cleanest Engine Bay (3rd place). Also among the winners was Eades’ K200, picking up the 3rd place in the Best Truck Under 2 years category and 3rd place in Most Chrome award.
Kym Whitrow’s yellow and white K125 KW was handed the 3rd place in the Best Vintage Truck comp and Whity's Earthworks DAF  8x4, driven by Tania Whitrow, was the winner of the Best Rigid Truck award. Kym Whitrow’s yellow and white K125 KW was handed the 3rd place in the Best Vintage Truck comp and Whity's Earthworks DAF 8x4, driven by Tania Whitrow, was the winner of the Best Rigid Truck award. Kym Whitrow’s yellow and white K125 KW was handed the 3rd place in the Best Vintage Truck comp and Whity's Earthworks DAF  8x4, driven by Tania Whitrow, was the winner of the Best Rigid Truck award.
Kym Whitrow’s yellow and white K125 KW was handed the 3rd place in the Best Vintage Truck comp and Whity's Earthworks DAF  8x4, driven by Tania Whitrow, was the winner of the Best Rigid Truck award. Kym Whitrow’s yellow and white K125 KW was handed the 3rd place in the Best Vintage Truck comp and Whity's Earthworks DAF 8x4, driven by Tania Whitrow, was the winner of the Best Rigid Truck award. Kym Whitrow’s yellow and white K125 KW was handed the 3rd place in the Best Vintage Truck comp and Whity's Earthworks DAF  8x4, driven by Tania Whitrow, was the winner of the Best Rigid Truck award.
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White Hill Convoy 2016 Events Murray Bridge racecourse OwnerDriver 23 White Hill Convoy 2016 Events Murray Bridge racecourse OwnerDriver 23
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Hentschke's Freightliner Agosy, driven by Jerome Taylor, won 3rd place in the Most Aerials comp. Hentschke's Freightliner Agosy, driven by Jerome Taylor, won 3rd place in the Most Aerials comp. Hentschke's Freightliner Agosy, driven by Jerome Taylor, won 3rd place in the Most Aerials comp.
Robby Dolphin's White Road Commander on the right won 2nd place in the Best Vintage Truck award. Robby Dolphin's White Road Commander on the right won 2nd place in the Best Vintage Truck award. Robby Dolphin's White Road Commander on the right won 2nd place in the Best Vintage Truck award.
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Mural on the back of Justin Wenham's Western Star. Mural on the back of Justin Wenham's Western Star. Mural on the back of Justin Wenham's Western Star.
McArdle's Freight's Western Star trucks at the BP prior to the start. McArdle's Freight's Western Star trucks at the BP prior to the start. McArdle's Freight's Western Star trucks at the BP prior to the start.
McArdle's Freight's Western Star trucks at the BP prior to the start. McArdle's Freight's Western Star trucks at the BP prior to the start. McArdle's Freight's Western Star trucks at the BP prior to the start.
Jamie and Hunter Fahey. Jamie and Hunter Fahey. Jamie and Hunter Fahey.
Gilbert's and drivers at the BP Wingfield prior to heading up to Murray Bridge. Gilbert's and drivers at the BP Wingfield prior to heading up to Murray Bridge. Gilbert's and drivers at the BP Wingfield prior to heading up to Murray Bridge.
Dyer's drivers. Dyer's drivers. Dyer's drivers.
Trucks leaving BP Wingfield. Trucks leaving BP Wingfield. Trucks leaving BP Wingfield.
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White Hill Convoy 2016 Events Murray Bridge racecourse OwnerDriver 113 White Hill Convoy 2016 Events Murray Bridge racecourse OwnerDriver 113
Justin Wenham and Mel Ware. Their truck won 1st place in the Best Truck 9-15 years comp; 2nd place in the Best Memorial Tribute Truck, Most Chrome and Best Lit comps, and 3rd place in the Best Truck Over 1 million km award. Justin Wenham and Mel Ware. Their truck won 1st place in the Best Truck 9-15 years comp; 2nd place in the Best Memorial Tribute Truck, Most Chrome and Best Lit comps, and 3rd place in the Best Truck Over 1 million km award. Justin Wenham and Mel Ware. Their truck won 1st place in the Best Truck 9-15 years comp; 2nd place in the Best Memorial Tribute Truck, Most Chrome and Best Lit comps, and 3rd place in the Best Truck Over 1 million km award.
Natalaie Kascak and Henderson family. Natalaie Kascak and Henderson family. Natalaie Kascak and Henderson family.
Trucks lined up around the service. Trucks lined up around the service. Trucks lined up around the service.
Trucks lined up around the service. Trucks lined up around the service. Trucks lined up around the service.
Guests on the back of a tautliner. (Left to Right): Bette Phillips, Brenton Lewis (Mayor Murray Bridge), Aaron Petherick (MP), Tim Watson (Salvation Army), Liz Martin OAM and Kevin Wood, founder and president White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial. Guests on the back of a tautliner. (Left to Right): Bette Phillips, Brenton Lewis (Mayor Murray Bridge), Aaron Petherick (MP), Tim Watson (Salvation Army), Liz Martin OAM and Kevin Wood, founder and president White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial. Guests on the back of a tautliner. (Left to Right): Bette Phillips, Brenton Lewis (Mayor Murray Bridge), Aaron Petherick (MP), Tim Watson (Salvation Army), Liz Martin OAM and Kevin Wood, founder and president White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial.
Banner on the front of a Qube Scania in memory of Tamika and Khaleb Hourn, whose names adorn the Memorial Wall. Banner on the front of a Qube Scania in memory of Tamika and Khaleb Hourn, whose names adorn the Memorial Wall. Banner on the front of a Qube Scania in memory of Tamika and Khaleb Hourn, whose names adorn the Memorial Wall.

The best photos from the memorial gathering at the Murray Bridge racecourse earlier this month

 

This year’s induction ceremony and service was held on November 5 at 11am.

Earlier in the morning, two convoys gathered - one in Adelaide and the other in Keith – and made their way to Murray Bridge, merging together to form one cavalcade.

This year more than 50 trucks, many with banners honouring lost friends and loved ones on the grill or bull bar, joined in the procession.

They made their way down White Hill through a crowd that numbered in excess of 500.

Take a look at the turn out in the pictures above.

 

 

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