Where’s Ya Note?
Where’s me note, ya ask?
Where exactly is the “Black Stump”?
The “Black Stump” saying came about after a group of surveyors arrived on Astro Station near Blackall, in 1887.
The surveyors used a blackened tree stump as the base for their measuring equipment. The equipment was so large the tree stump was the most secure base around.
The surveyors were at Astro Station to take longitudinal and latitudinal observations, which were to be used in the accurate mapping of inland Australia. From there they were able to fix the position of all the major towns of southern Queensland Australia.
Before long people considered anything west of Blackall to be beyond the “Black Stump.”
The passage above is courtesy of Monument Australia
… and what the hell is a Fretz?
I dunno, but have a look at the clip below for a partial explanation.
OK, OK. Surely the Goggomobil is made up right?
Nope, is a real.
First produced in Bavaria between 1954 and 30 June 1969 and under licence in Australia between 1957 and 1961. Check this Wikipedia page for a history lesson on this iconic vehicle.
Happy New Year!
P.S. You didn’t really think I’d tick playing and myself did you? 😉
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