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Buckshot Bear

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  1. This is a good Aussie gun shop -
  2. We still have our old cement washing tubs.
  3. Fairy bread – Fairy bread is sliced white bread spread with butter or margarine and covered with "Hundreds and Thousands", often served at children's parties in Australia and New Zealand. It is typically cut into triangles. History Although people had been putting hundred and thousands (or nonpareils) on bread and butter for some time, the first known reference to this dish as Fairy Bread was in the Hobart Mercury in April 1929. Referring to a party for child inmates of the Consumptive Sanitorium, the article proclaimed that "The children will start their party with fairy bread and butter and 100s and 1,000s, and cakes, tarts, and home-made cakes..." The origin of the term is not known, but it may come from the poem 'Fairy Bread' in Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses published in 1885, and had been used for a number of different food items before the current usage. In November 2021, a Google Doodle was created to celebrate fairy bread.
  4. My Grandmother had a copper in the laundry.
  5. A woman tells her husband she wants a breast enlargement. The husband walks out of the room, returning shortly later with a roll of toilet paper and hands it to her. When she asked him what she was supposed to do with it, he told her to rub a couple of sheets between her boobs every day. The bemused wife asked what that would do. The husband, replied, "Who knows, it worked on your arse"
  6. The Chrysler Valiant Charger was a two-door hardtop coupe introduced by Chrysler Australia in 1971. It was a short wheelbase version of the concurrent Australian Chrysler Valiant sedan. Introduced within the VH Valiant series, it continued as a variant through the subsequent VJ, VK and CL series, until production ceased in 1978. It was marketed and badged as the Valiant Charger in the VH and VJ series and as the Chrysler Charger in the later VK and CL series. Overview Manufacturer Chrysler Australia Also called Chrysler Charger (VK & CL series) Production 1971–1978 Designer Bob Hubbach, Bryan Smyth (VH) Dennis Nicolle (VJ) Body and chassis Class Muscle car Body style 2-door coupe Layout FR layout Platform A-body Related Chrysler Valiant Dodge Dart Plymouth Valiant While still based on the US Chrysler A-body platform, with virtually identical front suspension, the fenders were widened, and a wider rear axle fitted, so that the track, front and rear, was considerably wider than any US A-body, this also allowed wheels much wider than a US A-body. The Australian Chargers also used a 5-on-4.5" wheel bolt circle (still 7/16" studs), while the US cars did not go to "big bolt pattern" until 1973. The Charger was extraordinarily popular in Australia during the VH series. At one point Charger production totalled 80% of all Australian Valiant production. The VH Valiant Charger achieved critical acclaim, winning the 1971 Australian Wheels Car of the Year Award. It was also popular in New Zealand where they were assembled from imported kits. The sporty image of the Charger faded through the VJ range of cars and was neutered altogether by 1975 release of the VK series. During the seven years of production, the Charger carried many variations of essentially two basic powerplants, based on the Chrysler Hemi-6 Engine and versions of the Chrysler LA engine V8.
  7. There's an abundance of aftermarket companies catering for larger tanks - https://longrangeautomotive.com.au/
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