Radschool Association Magazine - Vol 22

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The Arabs


On the 8th, 9th and 10th February this year, the Wagga 16th Apprentice Intake blokes (the Arabs) had a reunion at Ballina, northern New South Wales. There was a "meet and greet" at the Australia Hotel on the Friday night with the main dinner held at the local RSL Club on Saturday the 9th, followed by casual BBQ night at the Ballina Rugby League Club on Sunday evening.


Of a total of 111 Appies who passed out from Wagga on the 3 July 1964, about 30 blokes turned up for the reunion. Peter (Dit) Eaton sent us these photos, he says there are a few gaps in the names, (we've got them all now Dit -tb) but it was difficult to remember everyone, as most of them have got old.



From Left to Right. Alan Uhlmann, Mick Bojko, Pete DeJonge, Glen Maher



Left to right:   Jim McLeod, Bob Pimm, Jim Smith, Alan Uhlmann, Gary Hollindale.



Left to right: Peter Eaton, Barry Wright, Graham Storey, Brian Walsh, Bill Moore, Paul Kidcaff,

Lindsay Frankhauser, Geoff Clark, Bev Moffatt, Bruce Spark



Why did the chicken cross the road?


Some interesting answers to that age old question, just why did the chicken cross the road?


PHILLIP RUDDOCK: I don't care why the chicken crossed the road it should be sent back to where it came from. Who knows what might happen if we keep letting any old chicken cross the road. We could be inundated with them. Send them to the farmer up the road a bit and we can pay him to deal with the problem.


JEFF KENNETT: If the chicken did cross the road it should have been fitted with an etag and should pay the same toll as all other road users.


JOHN HOWARD: The chick never crossed the road. And it was not forcibly removed from its mother! Anyway, that's a matter for the states and is of no interest to us. The united nations should butt out.


KIM BEASLEY: There WAS a chicken and it DID cross the road. This is a deliberate act by the government to hide the fact that chickens continue to cross Australian roads.


NATASHA STOTT-DESPOJA: What if it was not a chicken but a bantam? Minority sectors of our community shouldn't be discriminated against based purely on the size of their legs.


PETER COSTELLO: Accordingly to documentation submitted to the Live Foods Processing Authority, the chicken in question was uncooked at the time of its journey and therefore will not incur a GST charge. However, if that chicken actually crossed the road for profit, regardless of its raw/cooked status, the road crossing would be considered by the ATO to be a service for which GST will be imposed.


PAULINE HANSON: Please explain.


ROBERT DE NIRO: Are you telling me the chicken crossed that road? Is that what you're telling me?


MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR: I envision a world where all chickens, be they black or white or brown or red or speckled, will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.


GRANDPA: In my day, we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Someone told us that the chicken had crossed the road and that was good enough for us.


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