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Part one of Tag-Along Tour 2017 – From the Murray to the Outback.

Part one covers from Swan Hill to Nuriootpa.


This year we started our tag-along tour with 65 caravans at Swan Hill in Victoria.  We travelled westwards into South Australia and then we headed north to Broken Hill, eastwards to Bourke and finished the tour four weeks later at Lightning Ridge in outback NSW.



Graham and Deirdre

Our tag-along hosts

The Band

Rodney Springer and Rob Hopkins

The Band

Trevor Tolton

The Band


Alan Percy and Tracey Davis

Guest Artist


Julie Rodger

Guest Artist


John O’Dea


Guest Artist

Laurel Calvert


Guest Artist


Kel-Anne Brandt

Guest Artist



Clive Cameron

Our Host and the star of the show


Graham Rodger

Sound Engineer

Colin Ovens


Photographer and Lighting

Ken Scouten


The tag-along begins



Meet and Greet at the camp kitchen



The audience at Pioneer Settlement


One of the authentic historical buildings throughout the park


The Star of the show


Graham gets geared up ready for the first public concert


Julie on stage




Boys and their toys




Some of our 60 plus caravans


Ukulele lessons with Cheryl and Rob


It is only small, but it certainly excited Julie


Yours might be bigger Dad, but remember I caught two!


Preparing for a pancakes breakfast


Pancake breakfast



Tony in his formal attire for breakfast


Spin throws another log on the fire


The hall starts to fill for concert number two



The band gears up for a great night


Lead guitarist Trevor Tolton with Bill, one of our Tag-along Vietnam Vets





Lining up for a tour to Kapunda, organised by Graham and Doreen


Sir Sidney Kidman (alias Graham Smith) outside the home he generously donated to the South Australian Education Department


This photo better captures the grandieur of Sir Sidney’s home


Talented Taggers entertain.

After a great day-trip to Kapunda we returned to our caravan park for an evening of fabulous entertainment from the pro-ams.

Harmonica by Kerry





Singing from Dorothy


Bush Poetry by Ken



John O’Dea joined the tag for the first time tonight and sang his hit song - “We’ve lost the Oldies” to the delight of his audience.


Many a time on tour Graham and Trevor played duets, each out to outdo the other.  When Alan joined in too, we had three very talented guitarists not only entertaining the tags, but thoroughly enjoying the challenge themselves.



A few drinks, great company, superb entertainment.  We all sat around and thoroughly enjoyed our first major Happy Hour of the tour.




Even the entertainers were thoroughly entertained


The next day was 25th of April and many of us headedoff to the Dawn Service


Bill Slegers at the Dawn Service



Graham concluded the Dawn Service with half a dozen songs from his album “They Answered the Call”


Graham with some of our members who were also returned soldiers.



That afternoon we were off to the Soldiers Memorial Hall for a special Anzac Tribute Concert.  A superb hall housed just over 300 people for this tribute.  The audience, apart from being sizeable, was very responsive, appreciative and knowledgeable.  Our entertainers responded with what many considered the best concert of the tour.


The hall filling up prior to the concert




The entire band onstage to enjoy their encores and standing ovation.



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