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 Post subject: Re: THE OLD DUNNY
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:42 pm 
Crikey, they're everybloodywhere.

The ‘Drought Breaker’ dunny stands stark in times sparse
at Winton in Queensland in a paddick so bare with
a surround made from iron and a roof built from tin,
it must be important for folks to go in.

A hollowed out tree trunk stands at Cobar in the west
of New South Wales and the locals consider it best
in this great country, by fortune and fame,
a ‘Bum in a Gum’ is it’s chosen name.
A slab from one side is conveniently cut
and two big tee hinges allow it to swing shut
into the doorway that is wide and is tall
to provide for the customer that is big or is small.

When a train rolls into Nevertire in dead of the night
a dinkum dunny is waiting for those not too aloof
or anyone else with time to aspire
to visit a dunny with a rusty red iron roof.

Then there’s the dunny fashioned only from steel,
forty four gallon drums and the top is plough discs
maybe the patrons would be running some risks
to sit down in this one just to see how they feel.
The flash flood at Mildura in nineteen seventy five
took a red rooster, some ducks and a hen
and a tide mark on the side wall is an indicator of when
wimmen should not use it and expect to stay alive
cuz there’s a time it should only be used by tall men.

But, just maybe the best dunny is the ‘Lavatree’ in NSW,
stood under a tree is only a few sheets of iron,
beside this mighty masterpiece every other dunny pales.
P’raps ladies would too, on a very windy day,
if the walls without a roof, were blown down or away.

(c). Rimeriter.
31/3/00.

There used to be a really crook one between Cobar and Broken Hill.
Not at Little Topar. It was just a roadside stop-over. Due to the aroma, it is the only one that made me go bush before breakfast.
Jim.


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 Post subject: Re: THE OLD DUNNY
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:54 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:04 pm 
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...struth Jim!...I hope you mean 'paddock!'

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 Post subject: Re: THE OLD DUNNY
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:13 pm 
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The dunny man came once a week, to these buildings out the back,
And he would leave an extra can, if you left for him a zac.
For those of you who’ve no idea what I mean by zac,
Then you’re to young to have ever had, a dunny out the back.


This ugly ol' bloke is not too young.
I remember - 'sing a song for sixpence'.

Jim.


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 Post subject: Re: THE OLD DUNNY
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:07 pm 
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Having worked in management ,I can assure you Merv, that if those door signs were switched around, that would still reflect the truth of the situation. Especially in the days of " rights " and the complaints industry.

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 Post subject: Re: THE OLD DUNNY
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:35 am 
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For reasons unknown,

when I was a kid, if you got caught without newspaper, (you know, the squares stuck on the nail behind the door) you yelled at the top of your voice "right oh". I have no idea what the connection with paper it had, but you yelled out until someone came to your rescue. And, yes, I am that old.

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