Rubyvale Local Customs

  • Happy Jim and his 35 ct find!
    Happy Jim and his 35 ct find!
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  • Sparrow - at the rebuilt Anakie pub!
    Sparrow - at the rebuilt Anakie pub!
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  • Chicken George
    Chicken George
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    Character in the Bush

    by thedouglas Updated Jun 24, 2007

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    There's nowhere like the Australian bush to turn up a character or three. One example from Rubyvale is Sparrow Pacey - who has been or was in the gemfields for about 50 years. After a disagreement with the publican of the Anakie pub in the early 1070's, he stormed off, got a stick of gelignite (as you do) and promptly blew up the front of the pub!

    In his own words "That was a day to remember around here".......He got fined $1300 for his memorable day!

    That sort of leads into another local "culture" tip - wetting the whistle at the pub! Best place go and see the locals.

    Sparrow - at the rebuilt Anakie pub!
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    They Make 'em unique in the Aussie Bush!

    by thedouglas Written Aug 26, 2006

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    There are a lot of characters at the gemfields, and plenty of stories of their mateship and shenanigans.

    Happy Jim and his 35 ct find! Chicken George Dennis the Menace Thomas Walker - pick sharpener
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