Derry's Solution.

By Neil Barwick. 


I attended a buck’s party at Warrah Creek hall in the 60’s.  Among the invited guests were two young stockmen from a local branch of a national wool firm/stock & station agents.  They rocked up in a new company ute.  About every 20 minutes after the ‘party’ got under way, they would start the engine of the ute and rev it to valve bounce for a couple of minutes then switch it off.  This started to get tiresome after a few times so my mate Derry said he could fix the problem.


The next time the boys started the engine, Derry quickly opened the bonnet, whipped off the top of the air-cleaner and commenced to pour the contents of a quart bottle of icy cold beer straight down the throat of the carburettor.  By the time most of the contents had disappeared, the engine had snuffed it never to be restarted again that night!  Derry said, “Problem solved!”

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10.05 | 15:31

Takes me back to wonderful childhood days visiting "Merrieton" and "Towarri". At about age 12, I thought Tony (aged about 24) was the most handsome chap around

06.01 | 15:43

Which farm did "Pop Mackelvane" have, I was there during the last part of the second war.

21.11 | 15:34

We had a property, "Werribon" on the road that intersected with the road where Binghams store (name?) was to go to St. Josephs in Quirindi on Rafie's bus.

21.11 | 15:28

I remember the excitement of Rafie getting the "cab-over" bus and used to ride up front with him. We had a property, Werribon, just down the road (name??) from

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