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what has the Australiansdone for us?

Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 14 Dec 06 - 09:17 AM
Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 14 Dec 06 - 09:08 AM
Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 14 Dec 06 - 09:07 AM
Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 14 Dec 06 - 09:05 AM
Pistachio 13 Dec 06 - 05:32 PM
John O'L 13 Dec 06 - 04:54 PM
Rowan 13 Dec 06 - 04:30 PM
Kajikit 13 Dec 06 - 02:07 PM
Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 13 Dec 06 - 06:54 AM
GUEST 13 Dec 06 - 06:33 AM
Big Al Whittle 13 Dec 06 - 06:01 AM
Bugsy 12 Dec 06 - 05:06 PM
skipy 12 Dec 06 - 08:58 AM
Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 12 Dec 06 - 08:36 AM
Rowan 11 Dec 06 - 05:22 PM
Bugsy 11 Dec 06 - 05:13 PM
Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 11 Dec 06 - 03:37 PM
GUEST,Penguin Egg 11 Dec 06 - 07:40 AM
GUEST,The Bunyip in the Slack Tub 11 Dec 06 - 06:50 AM
freda underhill 08 Dec 06 - 06:44 PM
Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland 26 Nov 06 - 08:18 AM
autolycus 26 Nov 06 - 05:06 AM
The Fooles Troupe 26 Nov 06 - 04:13 AM
Hrothgar 25 Nov 06 - 10:53 PM
freda underhill 25 Nov 06 - 10:09 PM
freda underhill 25 Nov 06 - 09:42 PM
Helen 22 Nov 06 - 03:43 PM
Barry Finn 22 Nov 06 - 11:49 AM
Bunnahabhain 22 Nov 06 - 11:36 AM
The Fooles Troupe 22 Nov 06 - 07:56 AM
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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 09:17 AM

Sorry to this you there are things that I like and dislike about Australia and the same goes for Scotland, there are just some English, Scots that I just cant' get on with.

My brother in law is English, so I have choice in the matter


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 09:08 AM

come on Aussie come on.

beat English Long live the Republic of Australia and I hope that day will come soon


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 09:07 AM

Poms are the English, As I said I'm Scottish, I mean how wuold like it if I said you lot were from New Zealand, same thing.

So Please don't call people from Scotland, Wales or Northen Ireland Poms because we don't like it.


POMS ARE FROM ENGLAND

LOVE
TOM


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 14 Dec 06 - 09:05 AM

I supoort the Aussies at Cricket, I hope you give the Poms a good seeing too.

Oh by the way I'm not a Pom poms are English I'm Scottish.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Pistachio
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 05:32 PM

100 - my first one - sorry!


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: John O'L
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 04:54 PM

Come back while we're still playing the Poms for the Ashes, Tom.
You'll enjoy that.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Rowan
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 04:30 PM

It'll be good to see you Tom. But if you arrive this summer, bring your firefighting clobber, as we seem to be giving the atmosphere a bit of stick at the moment.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Kajikit
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 02:07 PM

Sorry... you don't get out of it that easily :P


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 06:54 AM

OK I GIVE IN

NO MORE POST IN THREAD

SO GOODBYE

I HOPE TO COME OUT AGAIN TO AUSTRALIA.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 06:33 AM

The Wiggles
Steve Irwin


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Dec 06 - 06:01 AM

The Australians are wonderful people with measureless reservoirs of tolerance. Thanks for taking Billy Connolly off our hands.

Week after week he appears at 3am on our satellite channels poking koalas and boring the arse off a cameraman - he doesn't even shut up when he's on his motorbike.

We do appreciate what you've done. People have got cannonised for less. Not sure the therapy is working though.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Bugsy
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 05:06 PM

So was MY post Tom - It's called Aussie Yooma!

CHeers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: skipy
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 08:58 AM

No 460 squadron.
188 aircraft lost, nearly 1000 airmen killed!
Skipy


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 12 Dec 06 - 08:36 AM

I have been to Australia and I think it's any other country, it has its good and bad points,

one
my girlfriend died aged 37,
and two I'm teetotal
and three when I go there I vist my family and friends in West Australia.

OH it was just a joke this thread.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Rowan
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 05:22 PM

Tom may be upset that so many great Scots had to leave Scotland and exercise their talents in Australia, to Australia's benefit rather than Scotland's. If that's what really piques him, perhaps he could look for responsibility a little closer to Scotland rather than take it out on Australians. But perhaps the onset of the northen winter is getting to him, while we're approaching summer. Come to Australia, Tom.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Bugsy
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 05:13 PM

Shit, you don't give up do you Tom?

What's got up your arse about us Aussies?

Did one of us shag your girlfriend or drink your beer or something?


CHeers

Bugsy

(from West Aussie)


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 03:37 PM

and we gave them prsioners, illnesses, and a way of ignoring the real Australians the aborigeones. (spelling mistake)
and you say we're racists, well look at the way you treat them and still do in some parts.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: GUEST,Penguin Egg
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 07:40 AM

They gave us Clive James, one of the wittiest men ever. Should be 'nuff, suely?


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: GUEST,The Bunyip in the Slack Tub
Date: 11 Dec 06 - 06:50 AM

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=34305The Bunyip Tn The Slack Tub


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: freda underhill
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 06:44 PM

A story from 1000 years ago in the Arafura swamp.. Ten Canoes

It is longtime ago. It is our time, before you other mob came from cross the ocean...longtime before then. The rains been good and ten of the men go on the swamp, to hunt the eggs of gumang, the magpie goose. One of the men, the young fella, has a wrong love, so the old man tell him a story...a story of the ancient ones, them wild and crazy ancestors who come after the spirit time, after the flood that covered the whole land...


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 26 Nov 06 - 08:18 AM

OK I give in the Australians have given the world a lot of things.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: autolycus
Date: 26 Nov 06 - 05:06 AM

How to play cricket generally.

   How to lose gracefully.

   How to be truly appreciative of their opponents.


   Other ways to be British descendants without
having to go either the British or the U.S. route.






       Ivor


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Nov 06 - 04:13 AM

Beat me Roger...


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 10:53 PM

Showed the Poms how to bat.


... and bowl.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: freda underhill
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 10:09 PM

Permaculture, the Combine Harvester, the Diff (differential gears), the Ute, the electric drill, refrigeration, secret ballots, the heart pacemaker, penecillin, the Bionic Ear,Aspro , braces (for teeth), the Alexander Technique. The Story of the Kelly Gang, made in 1906 is regarded as the first feature length film ever made. It ran for more than an hour.

more here


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: freda underhill
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 09:42 PM

THE BALLAD OF MANY CROWS

The town of Wagga Wagga (trans: place of many crows) is in the southern NSW district called the Riverina. The Murray River Irrigation System for a time brought prosperity to the region, but recent decades have seen a decline in the economic viability of farming and a high suicide rate among the farmers. Western Australian poet, Andrew Burke, was serving a time as Poet-in-Residence at the Booranga Writers' Centre at the Charles Sturt University and shared his new poem with John Warner and me at a gathering in the house of Pat and Barry Emmett in Wombat, NSW. (This note written by Margaret Walters.)


As I sat out upon a hill
Upon a hill, upon a hill
I looked up at the crows that fill
The leafy trees of Wagga

I saw their eyes like marbles black
Like marbles black, like marbles black
And felt a chill run down my back
Beneath the trees of Wagga

A woman there had told a tale
She told a tale, she told a tale
How the town had felt five years' betrayal
Since crows returned to Wagga

"Our men have heard the crows' sad song
The crows' sad song, the crows' sad song
Until by their own hand they've gone
I curse the crows of Wagga

Farmers are a steady lot, not given much to fancy
Born to heed the call to be as iron tough as Clancy

Now they hang themselves in their dark loss
In their dark loss, in their dark loss
When the crows' stark song becomes their cross
Among the trees of Wagga

Black-eyed and beaky with a mourning cry
A mourning cry, a mourning cry
Riverina crows trespass and fly
To cast their eye on Wagga.

Now's the time to break the spell
To break the spell, to break the spell
To greet the future and fare well
Among the trees of Wagga

I go inside to write my song
To write my song, to write my song
The crows know naught of right and wrong
In the leafy trees of Wagga


Words Andrew Burke (1996)
Music Margaret Walters and John Warner (1996)


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Helen
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 03:43 PM

So if someone eats Vegemite & drives an Oz-made car (not a Holden, though) does that make him an Aussie? 'Spaw, it's too late! I think you already are one! ;->

Helen


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 11:49 AM

Why do the Australians need to do anything, never mind for us, you self rightous @#$%? Tom, Tom, where'd you go? You started this didn't you? Come back Tom,,,,,Tom,,,tom?
Why'd I respond to this?
I guess I didn't need to really know?
Neither did Tom,,,I guess.

Barry


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 11:36 AM

The spooky mens chorale.


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 07:56 AM

The Irish.

(You need to think about that one...)


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: freda underhill
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 05:43 AM

John Warner and Anderson's Coast


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Cruiser
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 02:14 PM

The inspiration for that great-underrated movie: "Quigley Down Under"

Ozites showed the rest of the world what NOT to do with rabbits...a major ecological disaster.

An Ecological Disaster: Introduction of Rabbits


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: vectis
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 02:10 PM

My Secret Santa


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 01:52 PM

Bottersnikes and Gumbles - "a great part of Australian culture and should be kept alive for future generations to enjoy".


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: freda underhill
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 06:00 AM

Seamus, I'm glad someone has remembered the Yodelling Cowboy .. (scarlet ribbons, I'll remember you..)

and there's always The Atlantics (try going to downloads and click on Flight of the Surf Guitar or Bombora...

freda


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 05:56 AM

Maybe it was meant to be about 'Folk Moo-sick', but it's too late now!


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 04:50 AM

Hello from the UK Helen -
Thanks for the reply on there - I see they moved the thread to BS - making my comment 'what's this doing here on the music forum?' a bit redundant! Hah!
I've always had a real hankering to get to Oz - since childhood.
Likely not make it - but you never know - thanks for the 'invite' - I'll add it to the others and dream on!
My buddy (folksinger) Margaret Walters lives in Sydney and is always on about me coming over for a 'stay' and mebbe some gigs. Would love to, but can't see it - yet.
I played guitar on dates for her when she last came over here to the UK - twas a grand experience.
So, that'll do, I've said m' thanks for the kind and courteous response - wishing you all the very best - Duncan
PS you can 'see/hear' who HipflaskAndy is on http://www.duncanmcfarlane.co.uk


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 03:01 AM

Auntie Jack
Childrens' channel seven
Bananas in Pyjamas
Around the Twist

Sherbet
Normie Rowe
The Easybeats
The BeeGees
Johnnie Farnham
Johnnie Young
MPD
The Groop
And lots more I'll probably think of later...

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Gurney
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 02:47 AM

Crikey, you've forgotten ALREADY?


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 20 Nov 06 - 01:56 AM

My favorite - Frank Ifield.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 11:34 PM

It's a fake - and soon will be extinct - thanks to Woolies,

eh Rich-Joy?


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: JennieG
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 11:20 PM

Not forgetting the wombat!

No, it does not stand for "waste of money brains and time".....

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: number 6
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 10:07 PM

The duckbilled platypus.

biLL


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 10:02 PM

G'day Bob the Postman,

    From: Bob the Postman - PM
    Date: 18 Nov 06 - 11:10 AM

    We would all be poorer if we lived in a world devoid
    of lagerphones.


Well, we might even clear the Poms of the suggestion that they dumped the lagerphone onto us ... and then retreated. The tendency, in "explaining" the lagerphone has been to write about its ancestry from the "Jingling Johnnie" / "Turkish Crescent" or "Chinese Pavillion" rattle sticks popular with European (but read "English") military bands of the late 19th century.

However, a few things I've unearthed (a replica of a wartime example, with Dutch-Australian connections, via a WW2 Japanese prison camp in Indonesia - some photos of interesting rattler / tambourine combinations in German immigrant bands on the Goldfields / the fact that Holbrook, where Claude & John Meredith met the prototypes of the "Bush Band Revival model, was first called "Germantown" ... until 1915!) now suggest that its direct parent, in Australia, was a German instrument, combing rattles, notched striker stick, grotesque decorations on the post ... plus a resonating tambourine - and, sometimes, a single crude violin-type string, called the Teufelsgeige (Devil's fiddle) in Germany - or the Stumphfiddle in Easter Europe.

I hope that all makes our English contributors feel a little easier!

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:53 PM

I'm NOT making THIS up you know...


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:47 PM

PS - best comedy show at ARIA 2006!


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Subject: RE: what has the Australians done for us?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:46 PM

After some research, I am forced to admit that we Aussies may indeed (although I dunno HOW it happened!) be responsible for the creation of

The Shambles


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Rowan
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 05:54 PM

JohnO'L asks "and what about bush fire brigades?"

I don't have any documentation handy but my recollection is that, although volunteer fire brigades started, in Australia, a little over a hundred years ago (as far as formalities are concerned), the concept was brought from Britain. There are some places in the US where they occur ( and may be older) but they seem to have a more limited role and have been replaced by paid versions. The notion of volunteerism in such 'high skills' activities and its differing manifestations around the planet have been a side interest of mine for a while now.

Thread creep warning!
The NSW RFS (and the SES on a national scene) scale, scope and ability to rapidly respond over an area equivalent to all the SE states of the US would have been useful around Louisiana a while ago but the only reason NSW can do such things is because it's the same govt and administration over such a wide area. The New Staters (in New England) and the Riverina people might regard this a distinct disadvantage rather than an advantage, however.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: Chip2447
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 05:28 PM

I wonder how many lives were saved by these folks;

Coast Watchers

Chip2447


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Subject: RE: what has the Australiansdone for us?
From: John O'L
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 05:20 PM

Wasn't there a thread like this about a year ago? I seem to remmember mentioning surf life saving clubs in a similar context, and what about bush fire brigades?


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