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Melbourne Technical College.


John Griffiths sent us this, they are scans of a magazine he found recently. It is an “advertising” magazine detailing all the courses available at Melbourne Technical College (later to become RMIT) back in 1946.


John says most courses cost £1/10/0 ($3.00) per term.


Melbourne Tech College 1946


Melbourne Tech College


Melbourne Tech College labs (1)


Melbourne Tech College Labs (2)


Melbourne Tech College Labs (3)


Melbourne Tech College Labs (4)


Young Peter moved to the Northern Territory and bought a donkey from a farmer for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. Dead donkey


The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died.' Peter replied, 'Well, then just give me my money back.'  The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I went and spent it already.' Peter said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.' The farmer asked, 'What yer gunna do with him?  Peter said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'  The farmer said 'You can't raffle off a dead donkey!'  Peter said, 'Sure I can, watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.'


A month later, the farmer met up with Peter and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?'  Peter said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898.00.' The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?' Peter said, 'Just the bloke who won. So I gave him back his two dollars.'


Peter now works for one of Australia’s major banks


Don Gordon with Radio blitz Darwin


Don Gordon, Radteck Air, (now deceased) beside the blitz radio truck

on the Darwin bombing range in 1956. Can anyone tell us anything about this.


35 Sqn.


John Webster sent us this photo. He says:  "I was handed this photo a while ago and I am now trying to identify the men before we all forget their names. I took the photo to Coffs Harbour to the 45th "Off to Vietnam" Anniversary Reunion and a few blokes, such as Mike (Dutchy) Holland, Eric Evans and Ken Howard helped to identify 19 out of the 27 but we're still short of a few names. We believe that the photo was taken in late 1964 or in early 1965."


Click on the photo for a bigger view.


If you can help, please get in touch with us and we'll pass the info onto John.



Names we have are:


Back Row ?

Standing Middle Row. L-R:  Dobie Gillis, John Evans (holding child), ?? (holding clothes line), Scruffy Hill, (Radio), Pat Mills (Framie), Ron (Curly) Hampson, ?, Charlie Downes (behind),?, Mike (Dutchy) Holland (Inst), ?,?,?, Graham (Drinky) Drinkwater (leaning against post), Barry Ingate (Crewie), Brian Carney, ? (turning around), Mick Gwin (Sumpy), Ken Howard (Crewie) (Sipping  from can).

Sitting. L-R:  John Roe, George Harrison (Ass. Loadie), ?,?, Dick Carlson (Radio), Barry Phillips (Safety Equipo),? Johnson (Radio), Stan Riley (Eng).



Only in Queensland.


Fenced off mooring


Walking home from the pub, this bloke hears a "Psst!  Psst!, give me a hand with this dead pig would you?" "Sure", said the bloke, "what are you going to do with it?"  "I'm going to take it home and  stick it in the bath."  “Why the hell do you wanna do a crazy thing like that?"  "Well, you see, it's my wife. She is one of those women who knows EVERYTHING!  I tell her that the price of  petrol has shot up again. she says, "I know!"  I tell her there is more trouble in the East again she says, "I know!"  “I tell her Francis down the road is ill in hospital and she knows that too. Well, tomorrow morning, she always gets up before me, and when she  runs to me screaming, "THERE'S A DEAD PIG IN THE BATH! THERE'S A DEAD PIG IN THE BATH!" ... I'll just turn to her and say, "Yeah, I know, I know!"


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