Author: John D Farley


ME VOLLEYS, FROM THE CITY TO THE BUSH, ME VOLLEYS AND ME. No doubt the glib heading may arise thoughts of cultural cringe in some quarters, although most Australians and many people from overseas will have come in contact with the great Australian sandshoe. On a personal note I have worn out MORE pairs of VOLLEYS than most people, they have served me well. So read on avid reader. AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN SOCIETY, “THE VOLLEY” VOLLEYS AND ME;  for that matter any self-respecting ‘Aussie’. Many people have tried to describe the all-encompassing status symbol; I make reference to this “lifestyle” in my...

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Content goes here MY BOOK OF PICTURES. My Book of Pictures will suffice to give you guys some idea of the image quality captured by your author. They are all 800×600 pixels, they are not high resolution, however you could “lift” them I suppose to get some idea of what you want, feel free. HOWEVER, MY BOOK OF PICTURES, I WILL GIVE YOU A LINK. I have shared an album from GOOGLE PHOTO IMAGES, here you will see a variety of surfing images fell free to download and check out the quality, although they of a small size I...

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THE DUNNY AND THE CHOKO VINE. A little bit risque this poem, but the dunny and the choko vine are/was inseparable in many or if not all of the Terrace houses all over the world. We lived at Grandma’s Terrace on and off for many years, where was the Dunny, that’s right, down the back yard covered by the Choko Vine. AUSTRALIA DAY, THE DUNNY AND THE CHOKO VINE. This piece of Australiana has been flogged to death, so handle it folks.  112 Palmer Street, WOOLLOOMOOLOO, AINT THERE NOW. About 1945 / 59, we lived on and off, it was...

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MOVIES AND PHOTO IMAGES FROM BRUNZ. MOVIES AND PHOTO IMAGES FROM BRUNZ. BRUNZ or BRUNS is an abbreviation for BRUNSWICK HEADS, THERE THAT’S CLEARED UP. In this little production I have included Boats and Surfing and photo images from (one) of my favorite places. Situated not far from Byron Bay Northern N.S.W. Australia Brunswick Heads has become a must ‘come and visit’ tourist destination. On any day you can wander around the little Village and have a coffee at any one of 16 Al Fresco’s. There are numerous small shops, a Post office, Centrelink, and importantly a PUB, (Brunswick Heads Hotel). incidentally owned by the wonderful “Crocodile Dundee” people. I worked at Brunz Pub for a number of years, met some great people, particularly during the woodchopping carnival. In the included photo of the HOTEL BRUNSWICK, which was taken on Australian Football League grand final day October 1985, there is a figure standing in the doorway that could have been me, reputedly. I was duty barman that day. The big ‘snow storm’ was in fact tiny hailstones that fell for some 10 to 15 minutes blanketing the village and surrounding areas. It was a spectacular sight.    There are Caravan Parks and Motels, but you better book early. While on weekends and during the music festivals and holiday season, boy, bring your own parking space, but that’s progress.  I have...

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MARINE RESCUE BRUNSWICK HEADS. Marine Rescue Brunswick Heads, my favorite bunch of people, that is except for the STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE. I say this with anthology and propinquity, OK, with love, respect and experience with the above Volunteer Services, 44 years as a Volunteer in Emergency Service gives me an edge. This video will suffice to demonstrate a snippet of the work these dedicated people perform, all for the benefit of the citizens. And not wishing to denigrate the actions of the unfortunate skipper of the stricken vessel, (stuff happens), he was the main actor in this little saga. Any of...

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