Tag Archives: Aussie humour

Overheard in a classy establishment

When my brother was going through University, he worked evenings in a high class hotel bar. We used to look forward to him coming home every weekend. He always had some great tale that would leave us laughing. Because it … Continue reading

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Speed trap

Our oldest sister, Liz , was the smartest one in the family by far. If there was a way of making a dollar, even as kids, she would find it. I recall one of her “enterprises” when she was only … Continue reading

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Died in the 8 o’clock service

My nephew came to stay for a week’s holiday in the country with us. He was a city kid and my brother in law figured this would toughen him up a bit – spending a week with his more earthy … Continue reading

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The duplicate key

When I lived in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs, a few years ago, I often went shopping at Frankston because the shopping centre was not too large and they had undercover parking, handy on a hot day. It was a scorching … Continue reading

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Granny’s no April Fool

The whole town was fed up with Sean O’Riely and his pranks. If there was trouble, he was usually at the bottom of it. If not physically present, he was probably urging the culprit on to do the crime. He … Continue reading

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Cop vs Beekeeper

This is actually a true story. I had been collecting swarms for the council for two years now. The battered old Ford was replaced by a four wheel drive Nissan Patrol wagon with custom lighting to the sides and rear … Continue reading

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Fake crocodiles in Victoria

On the farm we had four dams. Three were for farm water during summer and the fourth was all landscaped with picnic tables and an island in the middle, with a pergola covered in beautiful wisteria and planted with a … Continue reading

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Summarising Australian Politics

I was in the pub the other day (an Inn to you heathens), talking to an old timer who was slagging our politicians. Normally politics is a subject you never bring up in a pub in any country but Australia … Continue reading

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Why you never abuse a psychologist

I arrived back in Melbourne at 4:30pm from a Psychology conference in Brisbane and discovered that all my luggage had been put on the wrong flight and was in Adelaide. I only had a few dollars left in my wallet … Continue reading

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One way to Ballarat

It was the end of the hay season when Mum slipped down the back stairs and broke her leg. Dad drove her to Ballarat hospital. It was arranged that my brother Shane and I would stay to get the last … Continue reading

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