Australian Telephone History

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year Melbourne scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Victorians in the weeks that followed a Sydney archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet and shortly after a story published in the Sydney Morning Herald read: New South Wales archaeologists finding traces of 130-year-old copper wire have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 30 years earlier than the Victorians.

One week later the Courier Mail in Brisbane, Queensland reported the following: “After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Beenleigh, Queensland; Steveo, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely bugger all. He has therefore concluded that 130 years ago Queensland had already gone wireless.”

 Just makes you proud to be a Queenslander!

onya Queensland!

Most of you will know that I have recently moved away from my beloved Queensland out west, to work for a pommie-based banking group out of Western Austraia. Although I’m trying my best, i still don’t get or understand AFL, but am pleasently suprised that they play real rugby (i.e. Union) out here.

On the topic of rugby, albeit League, soon it will be time for State of Origin, where Queensland will most likely whip NSW yet again for the third year in a row. Of course, who can forget our glorious victories at Lang Park, as well as in Sydney, over the past two years.

Even more, for our cockroach friends south of the border, due to our elite sporting (and possibly drinking) prowess we still keep our initial takeover offer (mirror) open. But do hurry, the tide of Victorians still keeps moving North, and we do need your help to keep AFL away from the state (even though we got rid of the Kangaroos) – and don’t forget, they’re going for West Sydney too