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About Bobj

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  • Birthday 07/03/1941

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  1. Coming up to 60 years for me. Cheers, Bobj.
  2. Yesteryear...1977 Mate of mine fishing below the Diversion Dam, Kununurra, WA. All that cooling Spay! Cheers, Bobj.
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    The Official Weather Thread

    Thanks for the well wishing, all well here, only 27.5 inches for the last 6 days, inches. Our village is quite good, no flooding due to the adequate drains and that we are on the coast. I remember that in 2008, Mackay had a deluge and recorded 24inches for 24 hours. Next day, we received 17 inches of rain in 24 hours, so, not too bad. No idea what the city has but have heard that a few places have minor flooding. Cheers, Bobj.
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    How many members were here from the start?

    December, 2008 when Tim owned the forum. Cheers, Bobj.
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    BobJ Reminiscing...

    The old Main Roads Camp 8 miles out from Broome, 1965 I lived in the extreme left one.Shiiii*, 58 years ago.
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    Power of Attorney

    Dunedin, New Zealand ANZ bank accepted mine from Qld. Cheers, Bobj.
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    What did you do for Christmas?

    Just another day in Paradise.. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Experience of cancer in Australia please

    @Marisawright In my wife's situation, it was definitely not justified My wife, Jo, had metastatic breast cancer and the Dr from Townsville was so very patient with Jo, due to Jo's dementia. Indeed, all the staff at the Icon Cancer Unit in Mackay were extremely helpful when Jo came in every month for a blood transfusion. After a year of treatment, Jo's red blood cell count was doing fine and she was prescribed a pill a day rather than a blood transfusion. Sadly, her dementia got steadily worse and she succumbed to that most insidious illness last October. All the staff at the 2 big hospitals in Mackay were always helpful and always gave that enormous feeling of compassion to us. Costs, Not important for a loved one . Cheers, Bobj.
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    The Official Weather Thread

    4AM and 25C, here in downtown Ball Bay, heading for 33C. Same as the last couple of days. Lovely warm, humid weather. Lounge air-con set at 26C and the bedroom air-con set at 25C Just PERFECT Cheers, Bobj.
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    Griffith or Armidale?

    One thing I forgot to mention; Griffith is in an area known as 'The Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area', or, MIA and Armidale is in the 'New England' area, which speaks for itself. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Griffith or Armidale?

    Armidale by a country mile. Both get bitterly cold in winter, Griffith is flat country whereas Armidale is almost 1,000 m above sea level and has some really beaut scenery. Lived in Glen Innes, only 60 km away and used to do weekly shopping in Armidale. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Oh The Memories!

    Same with me. When the ship docked in Smellbum (Oct 1963), we were all marshalled to various officials for places of accommodation, which meant that I roomed with a bloodnut for 6 weeks in Essendon. I went on to WA and the the Kimberlies, where I worked on the Main Roads Dept. I was working out from Broome and, on a Sunday, went into town to have a break from tent life. I went in to "China Town" and in one shop, saw this bloke's arm, resting on the counter, the Timex watch and hairy 'orange' arm was a give-away, . I walked up to him and said, "Hello, Mike" to which, he turn to see me. Yes it was my room mate from Essendon, He was on a bus tour around Australia. That was in 1965. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Oh The Memories!

    Just pull ya head in, @Blue Flu. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Oh The Memories!

    And I thought this thread was about memories of landing in Australia, not drugs and native title. Seems @Blue Flu has a hang up as far as any subject matter other than his/her own and seems to change the subject. Gerroff yer soap-box, mate! Cheers, Bobj.
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    Oh The Memories!

    Odd, innit? I wrote a few lines called 'Reminiscing' please check it out @Phoenix16 It is all about my adventures in this magical land. Just a tad over 59 years ago (28th Oct 1963) when I first landed here. Cheers, Bobj.