Bicentennial Bidet

Lovely offering from Pete F in Brookton. Another capture only likely to be recorded here.  Equally generous gift from Mould fuels and Caltex can I say? Again with the outdoor bidets? This one totally regional. I didn’t know that public backdoor washing was even a thing in 1988 in Brookton. Or subsequently. From the footage I’ve seen. Looks like cold water only though. Are we animals?.

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13 Responses to Bicentennial Bidet

  1. Reign of Error says:

    Part of a short lived CWA campaign focused on improving tourist patronage of WAGR’s rail network during the ‘Celebration of a Nation’. Titled the ‘CBH Experience – ribbons of steel’, the aim was to whisk international tourists away on a nine day, peak summer rail tour of WA’s post harvest Wheatbelt, stopping along the way at all 196 regional CBH grain receival silos. As soon as the train comes safely to rest, the CWA ladies would provide a light supper followed by a two hour educational presentation on ‘fun wheat facts’ and ‘our pioneering history’ at each and every one.

    During trials by the WA Tourism Commision, it emerged that most of the volunteers developed severely impacted colons mainly due to the combination of ingesting nothing but date and walnut loaf for nine days and riding atop slatted wooden seats in unsprung carriages. Not to be deterred and in a display of good ol’ Aussie bush ingenuity, a series of pre-fabricated public colonic irrigation stations were donated by local businesses along the network where the weary traveller could freshen up and lose their woes.

    You may note in the top pic there is a a hose reel complete with an Australian Design Award winning Nylex ‘sure-grip’ nozzle that completes the picture. If it weren’t for the heavy pitting and impact scars on the bidet’s catchment vase due to overuse, I’d say this would have been worthy of a state heritage listing. Still, it bears testament to the overall efficacy of the design and enthusiastic take-up by patrons at the time.

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  2. Rong1 says:

    For Sale: Australia. Why else would it look like a barcode?

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