|Loading the car on to the 'Taroona' at Beauty Point after the holiday.|
Several of the photos taken on the holiday are of the hotels they stayed in.
The Rainbow Chalet is in a most beautiful part of Tasmania, high up on a plateau, right beside a very big lake called Great Lake. It is an area that wasn't settled by European farmers because of the harsh climate and inaccessibility but it's been a popular fishing spot, especially since trout were introduced to the lake. It is still a sparsely populated area but there are a few fishing shacks along the edge of the lake and tourists find their way there as well. I was there about ten years ago and remember it as being very beautiful and the plants were fascinating as well. Unfortunately the Rainbow Chalet, apart from a few outbuildings, no longer exists because it was destroyed by fire at some stage. The yellow star on the map below marks the position of the chalet at Breona.
|Gib Phelan beside the car, Rainbow Chalet, Breona, Tasmania|
|Great Lake, Tasmania|
|Advertisement in Advocate (Burnie) 17 March 1934|
|Postcard exaggerating the appeal of the Rainbow Chalet. |
Source: Tasmanian Philatelic Society forum.
|Advertisement in The Mercury (Hobart) 15 Jan 1938.|
|Loading the car, Bay View Hotel, St Helens.|
|Advertisement in the Examiner (Launceston) 18 Oct 1938|
|Bayside Inn as it is today.|