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Life in the Australian Army
>>Text of a letter from a kid from Eromanga to Mum and Dad.
>>(For those of you not in the know, Eromanga is a small
>>town west Of Quilpie in the far south west of Queensland)
>>Dear Mum & Dad,
>>I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers
>>Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin' on
>>the farm - tell them to get in [Censored] quick smart
>>before the jobs are all gone!
>>I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because
>>ya don't hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like
>>sleeping in now, cuz all yagotta do before brekky is
>>make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform.
>>No [Censored] cows to milk, no calves to feed, no feed to
>>stack - nothin'!! Ya haz gotta shave though, but its
>>not so bad, coz there's lotsa hot water and even a
>>to see what ya doing!
>>At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there's
>>no kangaroo steaks or possum stew like wot Mum makes.
>>You don't get fed again until noon, and by that time
>>all the city boys are buggered because we've been on a
>>'route march' - geez its only just like walking to the
>>windmill in the back paddock!!
>>This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with
>>laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin' - dunno
>>why. The bullseye is as big as a [Censored] possum's bum
>>and it don't move and its not firing back at ya like
>>the Johnson's did when our big scrubber bull got into
>>their prize cows before the Ekka last year! All ya
>>gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the
>>target - its a piece of urine!! You don't even load
>>your own cartridges - they comes in little boxes and
>>ya don't have to steady yourself against the rollbar
>>the roo shooting truck when you reload!
>>Sometimes ya gotta wrestle with the city boys and I
>>gotta be real careful coz they break easy - it's not
>>like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boori
>>and Steve and Muzza all at once like we do at home
>>after the muster.
>>Turns out I'm not a bad boxer either and it looks
>>like I'm the best the platoon's got, and I've only
>>been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers -
>>he's 6 foot 5 and 15 stone and three pick handles
>>across the shoulders and as ya know I'm only 5 foot 7
>>and eight stone wringin' wet, but I fought him till
>>the other blokes carried me off to the boozer.
>>I can't complain about the Army - tell the boys to
>>get in quick before word gets around how [Censored] good it is.
>>Your loving daughter, Sheila


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I've seen the Texas version of that one. :laugh

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Clearly a Yank threw that one together :laugh

"piece of urine" :laugh

Surprised she didn't have brothers like "Davo" or "Stevo" or "Damo" or "Bretto"


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i guess every country has a state they wish they could give back to mexico :laugh

Yep. Ours is Victoria! :lol
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