UK Tourists fail to Capitan Cook, Campervan u-turn splatters Sunday morning bikers

Wynne v Davey & Anor [2015] QSC 200

They arrived in Melbourne from a bitterly cold UK winter just two weeks earlier and were making their way north along the coast basking in Queensland’s December warmth.

One place not to be missed was Seventeen Seventy, the idyllic township on the eastern end of Bustard Bay into which James Cook navigated the Endeavour before coming ashore for only the second time, in May 1770.

They – Johnathan Davey (driver) and Samantha Styles (passenger) – had hired the campervan in Melbourne and were saying goodbye to Seventeen Seventy in an attempt to make 700km to Airlie Beach before nightfall.

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Reproduced with the permission of Carter Capner Law


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