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Buckshot Bear

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  1. A quarter pounder. Same as TV's are sold in inches, Car rims are sold in inches. Fishing rods ....feet and inches. Babies are still mostly in pounds. Pizza sizes are in inches. Tyre pressure is PSI. Guys like to be 6' tall. Other parts over 6" There's heaps more......
  2. ORIENT LINE TO AUSTRALIA ADVERTISING POSTER - 1906
  3. Australian History Aussie Slang of the day - todays word is: Bludger. Beginning as London criminal slang from ‘bludgeoner’ (recorded from 1856), bludger meant a pimp who bludgeons (beats with a stick) prostitutes’ clients to rob them. Bludger faded from use in London, but made its way to the Australian colony, where it’s recorded from 1882. By 1900 it had become a general term of abuse, especially for a lazy loafer. About the same time, the back formation ‘bludge’ arose, meaning ‘to evade one’s own responsibilities and impose on others’ and which is now also a blue-collar worker’s term for anyone who sits comfortably behind a desk. The Americans and others have since borrowed it— but this is our word.
  4. “NATIVE POLICE” - Rockhampton - 1864, Queensland Police Museum
  5. The Yoda Bat - from the North Eastern Queensland
  6. LOL https://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/blue-mountains
  7. Don't know about the photo specifics, but I did have some doubts on the coach being that old.
  8. These were the BEST for toasting crumpets!!!!!
  9. MAIL COACH CROSSING THE BLUE MOUNTAINS -1850’s
  10. Australian History Morning Aussie Slang - todays word is: Brown sandwich A “brown sandwich” – it’s a bottle of beer.
  11. Sergeant Spencer Gwynne of the 10th Light Horse Regiment sitting on his horse as it lies on the ground in Palestine during WW1. Many soldiers from the light horse regiments taught their horses to lie down, which was a very useful form of protection if caught in the open under fire from an enemy. I was taken aback at first when I saw the soldier sitting on the horse as it lies on the ground... until I read they taught the horse to do this. At first I thought the horse had died. This is a very memorable photograph. On the Western Front during WW1, I have read that the life of a horse was more valuable than a soldier's life. Lest We Forget.
  12. A man cannot live on chips alone Old Aussie TV ad -
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