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Re: Aussie Icons
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2010, 01:14:08 PM »
True Mick, and you have the first hand experience of her great work.  I wonder how many Aussies would recognise her name, and yet she's up there with Fred Couples in what she does.  There are so many anonymous icons that don't get the accolades they are due.

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Re: Aussie Icons
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2010, 04:13:06 PM »
Non Fishing / Outdoors Folks that were standouts for their chosen field & Aussie Icons worthy of an Aussie Hall of Fame nomination

Victor Chang
Fred Hollows
Slim Dusty
Peter Brock
Paul Hogan. (Got a funny story about Hoges  ;D not for public consumption tho)
Steve Irwin - Crickey!!!
Ted Knoffs

Just shootin from the hip there sitting in Melbourne airport.... A hundred more will come to mind after I hit the submit button.



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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 04:31:58 PM »
Plenty of deserving names above but in terms of being a household name and filling that outdoors bill there has been only two of recent times. Steve Irwin and Malcom Douglas.  That's not to say they sit at the top of the tree in terms of knowledge or nouse but they were the ones who packaged themselves well enough to find a way to get into everyones living rooms and become that household name.  And the world was richer for it. :) 

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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010, 05:07:50 PM »

Basser - I've got a looong list of ex girl friends who would give you an even longer list of negatives  ::) . I only go fishin to stay out of trouble.    :P 

Maybe you should have fished more often mate.

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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2010, 06:30:33 PM »

Basser - I've got a looong list of ex girl friends who would give you an even longer list of negatives  ::) . I only go fishin to stay out of trouble.    :P 

Maybe you should have fished more often mate.

Seems to be the best way to get myself in more trouble ... go fishing

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« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2010, 06:46:05 PM »

Basser - I've got a looong list of ex girl friends who would give you an even longer list of negatives  ::) . I only go fishin to stay out of trouble.    :P 

Maybe you should have fished more often mate.



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That's weird I'm quoting Fitz??????????

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Re: Aussie Icons
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2010, 04:43:13 AM »
I think that Malcolm Douglas and the Leyland Brothers opened up this country in regards to people getting out there and seeing it. When I was a kid, the outback (desert) was somewhere to avoid. With the advent of their TV shows these people showed us city dwellers that you can visit there if some caution taken. Now there is a veritable stream of people going to the Cape, doing the Birdsville and Strezlecki (sp) tracks and a lot of other places. I think that good ol Russell Coight honoured them in his own inimitable way.

 On the saltwater front Ben Cropp deserves a mention and so does Bob and Dolly Dyer (for those old enough to remember their marlin expoits).

Who can remember one of Australia's true great sporting legends..he started Australia's first water skiing club...was one of the founders of Mt Panorama racing circuit..and a complete nutter and larrikin..the late great Gelignite Jack Murray. If you get a chance read his biography, a fantastic read.

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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2010, 06:13:55 PM »
They were regularly on the tv,just good honest shows,interesting,informative. I used to watch another guy,Jack I think Absolom?always finished with a painting(bit like Rolf lol).Good shows not like the dribble we watch now.
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Re: Aussie Icons
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2010, 04:40:48 AM »
Maybe you should have fished more often mate.

Now you tell me!!!??   :-X Can't hurt tho..........  8)

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