In Australia in 1838 there became a township called Wagga Wagga, in the Riberina district of the South part of New South Wales.
hundred years after they established Wagga Wagga, a wonderful event
took place, as on the first day of the month of October nineteen hundred
and thirty eight, a child was born to me' Mum, which wuz me, ya'
see....No the child weren't me' Mum, me' Mum wuz 'cause that is a Mum's
job, I wuz jist a kid, a little kid, which wuz jist as well cause Mum
wasn't a very big Mum, standing at 4 foot 10 inches when inches and
foots were the go and alot s horter when she wuz not standing. She
weren't much bigger when the metric thingo took over, but she wuz a bit
wider, but don't tell her I said that.
I always wondered, being a
great thinker, I even used to think out loud, before I could talk out
loud. I wondered "Where does Mum's lap go when she stands up?" As I got
to be a teenager I always sat down jist in case a girl wanted a lap to
sit on...funny, but not many did. same with hugs, I would say, "Ya'
wanna' hug?" and they would say, "No thanks, I'm right for hugs at the
moment." There wuz times I would just stand up and say, "wanna' sit on
me' lap?", and the girl would say, "How can I, dummmy, ya' don't have a
Never call Wagga Wagga Wagga unless ya' know why!
means crow, Wagga Wagga means many crows...Clever that, them
aboridiginies of the district....Instead of yelling out, "Hey! watch
out, there is a great whopping flock of crows," they just yelled "Wagga
Wagga," and instantly everyone would look up, which was silly, or they
would yell out "That way, Mate" and point off in the direction of where
Wagga Wagga Wuz.
So that's where I wuz born.
wheat country, regularily flooded by the mighty Murrunbidgee River.
Inland and a little above Canberra, it could get darn cold in winter
and very hot in summer. Not snow nor stuff like you lot get, but cold
enough to freeze the walls of bark Humpy.