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RaaArtyGunner

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Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« on: December 16, 2010, 12:52:57 AM »

'Twas the night before Christmas; there wasn't a sound.

Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around.
We'd left on the table some tucker and beer,

Hoping that Santa Claus soon would be here;

We children were snuggled up safe in our beds,

While dreams of pavlova danced 'round in our heads;
And Mum in her nightie, and Dad in his shorts,

Had just settled down to watch TV sports.

When outside the house a mad ruckus arose;

Loud squeaking and banging woke us from our doze.

We ran to the screen door, peeked cautiously out,

snuck onto the deck, then let out a shout.

Guess what had woken us up from our snooze,

But a rusty old Ute pulled by eight mighty 'roos.

The cheerful man driving was giggling with glee,

And we both knew at once who this plump bloke must be.

Now, I'm telling the truth it's all dinki-di,

Those eight kangaroos fairly soared through the sky.
Santa leaned out the window to pull at the reins,

And encouraged the 'roos, by calling their names.

'Now, Kylie! Now, Kirsty! Now, Shazza and Shane!

On Kipper! On, Skipper! On, Bazza and Wayne!

Park up on that water tank. Grab a quick drink,

I'll scoot down the gum tree. Be back in a wink!'

So up to the tank those eight kangaroos flew,

With the Ute full of toys, and Santa Claus too.

He slid down the gum tree and jumped to the ground,

Then in through the window he sprang with a bound.

He had bright sunburned cheeks and a milky white beard.

A jolly old joker was how he appeared.

He wore red stubby shorts and old thongs on his feet,

And a hat of deep crimson as shade from the heat.

His eyes - bright as opals - Oh! How they twinkled!

And, like a goanna, his skin was quite wrinkled!

His shirt was stretched over a round bulging belly

Which shook when he moved, like a plate full of jelly.

A fat stack of prezzies he flung from his back,

And he looked like a swaggie unfastening his pack.

He spoke not a word, but bent down on one knee,

To position our goodies beneath the yule tree.

Surfboard and footy-ball shapes for us two.

And for Dad, tongs to use on the new barbeque.

A mysterious package he left for our Mum,

Then he turned and he winked and he held up his thumb;

He strolled out on deck and his 'roos came on cue;

Flung his sack in the back and prepared to shoot through.

He bellowed out loud as they swooped past the gates-

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, and goodonya, MATES!'

 

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Lord Bungle

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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 01:38:35 AM »

Thought this was the best Aussie Christmas Carol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSsffF2xhA
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 04:54:11 PM »

Hello Raartygunner, I hope you have your xmas at Noosa Heads, a beautiful place to celebrate your holiday.
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 08:49:04 PM »

Hello Raartygunner, I hope you have your xmas at Noosa Heads, a beautiful place to celebrate your holiday.
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Nemesis,

Thank you.

Actually starting this weekend will be at Glasshouse mountains, Inland from Caloundra, which is south of Noosa.
Then to, Southport Gold Coast, south of Brisbane; Hatton Vale west Brisbane; then home for rest.
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 09:52:14 PM »

Caloundra's a beautiful spot.  O0
We were there for 2 weeks last winter to get away from the Melbourne weather.  8)
Enjoy!
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 03:37:19 AM »

Caloundra's a beautiful spot.  O0
We were there for 2 weeks last winter to get away from the Melbourne weather.  8)

You and half of the population of Victoria - if not at Caloundra, then somewhere else in Queensland  O0

The logo on many Victorian number plates reads "Victoria, the place to be", if that's the case, why are so many Victorians travelling in NSW or Queensland? :o {-)

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brianB6

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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 06:23:22 AM »

That was the Labour government.
I was "jeffed" (made redundant by Jeff Kennetts mob) and still have one that reads "On the move" to which it was easy to add "out of Victoria"  >>:-(
We await the new Liberal Government slogan in trepidation.
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 09:38:34 PM »

Should the line be:

"While dreams of a Kiwi pavlova danced 'round in our heads"?

 :D :o :D ;)
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 10:05:20 PM »

AlisterL ...I am first fleet convict  O0...we then in OZ invented the pavlova [I detest the stuff].....it was so famous the name was adopted by an Italian opera singer Maria Pavlova & then another minor variation to another Italian opera singer  [Mr Pavarotti] ...then the OZ fame spread even further to tennis where another slight variation in the name of Maria Sharopova

In OZ we put Chinese goosberries on our PAV........

1.    :P what does your text mean? ........ "While dreams of a Kiwi pavlova danced 'round in our heads"?

2.    >>:-( ...will you be eating Kiwi pavlova on the Night Before Christmas in KIWI land...accross the ditch? ................. %) Derek      
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 11:17:14 PM »


we then in OZ invented the pavlova [I detest the stuff].....it was so famous the name was adopted by an Italian opera singer Maria Pavlova & then another minor variation to another Italian opera singer  [Mr Pavarotti] ...then the OZ fame spread even further to tennis where another slight variation in the name of Maria Sharopova
  

I presume you mean the Russian dancer Anna Povlova. I, of course, fully understand that cultural history is not a Oz strong point so it is an understandable mistake I suppose. :P

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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2010, 11:24:05 PM »

liverbudgie how can you say that when they have the renowned dame Edna

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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2010, 11:29:42 PM »

I rest my case.
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 01:13:05 AM »

Guys...I tries to post an image here but the file was too big ...Martin the file was only 94 kb....but kept say that the upload folder is full

According to the history taught in OZ public schools. :D......'one Princess - Maria Pavlova [Princess Wm. of Sweden] in about 1912 fell for a red wine swiging garlic munching Italian opera singer ....she renounced her title & followed him to Turin & sang with the famed ''Turin Opertical Esamblie'

Now you would not think that an OZ would tell any porkers so close to Christmas do you? . O0 {-) %% <:( <*< :P .....Derek

Maria Pavlova [Princess Wm. of Sweden] (LOC)
Bain News Service,, publisher.

Maria Pavlova [Princess Wm. of Sweden]

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Notes:
Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 02:59:23 AM »

liverbudgie how can you say that when they have the renowned dame Edna

I agree, liverbudgie, I cannot stand Barry Humphries' 2 characters, Dame Edna Everage or Sir Les Patterson, they are appalling  >>:-( >>:-( <*<.

However, steady on when you say we have no cultural history, what about Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Joan Sutherland??? To say nothing of AC/DC, The Bee Gees, Rolf Harris, The Seekers, Nicole Kidman, and not forgetting the one, the only, Kylie Minogue  {-) {-) {-)

No cultural history indeed >:-o

Peter (desperately trying to think of other culturally famous Australians)
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2010, 04:05:25 AM »

...  {-) {-)... & Peter says .... "(desperately trying to think of other culturally famous Australians)"

Could I put forward the total contigent of Australian Mayhem members as being absolutely culturally famous ? ..... :P :kiss: ....Derek
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2010, 05:22:53 AM »

Heath Ledger, INXS. Hmm! I sense a connection. :((
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2010, 07:25:40 AM »

Hi All,

To Quote - ()In OZ we put Chinese goosberries on our PAV........

1.    Tongue what does your text mean? ........ "While dreams of a Kiwi pavlova danced 'round in our heads"?

2.    Tickoff ...will you be eating Kiwi pavlova on the Night Before Christmas in KIWI land...accross the ditch? ................. Inocent Derek )

Us Kiwi's put kiwifruit on OUR pavlovas -
This is one kiwi who will be spending Christmas in Oz, fly out Sunday Morning early for a couple of weeks, so all you ozzie members, how about some nice moderate weather, no extremes for the next 2 weeks, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, ok.
Everyone have a very Happy Christmas
take care
kiwi
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2010, 08:59:16 AM »

We  [from OZ]  {-) {-) thank you kiwi for your comments & assistance over the past year  ;D ....so naturally our best wishes to you & yours etc....lets hope our OZ good weather Gods perform for you....I will be bunkered down @ the Whyalla steel works from 23/12 for a few weeks  >>:-( <*<..................... Derek
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2010, 09:38:10 AM »

Hi Derek,
Whyalla, thats a long way from home for you. Thought by now all steel would be made at Newcastlei. You might say I'm a little fond of Au, having lived there for near on 20 years, in various states, various towns.
Anyway, Have a happy time
cheers
kiwi.

ps
for thems wot don't know, the kiwis stole the chinese gooseberry, years ago, planted out huge areas of it and in a brilliant pr move, sold them to the rest of the world as - you guessed it - kiwifruit
Magic on OUR pavlova
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2010, 03:42:06 PM »

Hello reartgunner, West of Brisbane eh, thats about the Bunya national park area where no1 daughter
resides, nice place.  Nemesis
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2010, 07:58:37 PM »

Dear God look what I started!!

rofl...
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Re: Night Before Christmas in Aussie land
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2010, 09:58:31 PM »

Thought by now all steel would be made at Newcastle

The Newcastle steel works closed down in 1999, and there's no steel manufactured in Newcastle at all now. Most Australian steel is produced in Whyalla, South Australia, and Port Kembla, NSW.

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