Join this Vicfix campaign to tow historic caravanning articles into tip-top shape
Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.
About caravanning, 1920s–1950s
Caravanning gained popularity in the 1930s as a cheap and enjoyable way of holiday-making, bringing to the camper the pleasures of the open road, seashore and countryside with all the convenience and comfort of a miniature home. Such was their appeal that new companies were formed to establish caravan parks in popular touring districts like Lorne, Torquay and Mallacoota; and in 1920 the RACV established a caravan club to represent caravan owners on the road.
Historic newspaper articles describe the attractions of the caravanning lifestyle and offer safety suggestions for driving with a caravan attached to a motor car. They also relate instances of community opposition, such as in Geelong, to the 'wop wops' and 'savages' who were perceived to reside in caravan parks.
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