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Furphy

Furphy

This photo originally appeared on Brizbunny soon after being taken in 2011.

A Furphy water tank end spotted at the Kyabram Show – not far from Shepparton where it was cast in 1942.

The Furphy water cart was an early exercise in branding. “Good, better, best – never let it rest – till your good is better – and your better best”. This is something that is used by marketers across a wide range of industries now.

The Pitman shorthand across the middle of the tank says “Water is the gift of God but beer and whiskey are concoctions of the Devil, come and have a drink of water”. The additional Pitman section between Shepparton and the middle band has Billy Hughes slogan “Produce and populate or perish”. This was one of the main concern in Australia in from the mid-1930s until after the end of World War 2.

And of course a furphy has become Australian slang for a story of dubious origins. Whether or not that is related to the water carts is up for debate.

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: PENTAX K20D
  • Taken: 15 October, 2011
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 200
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Shepparton Show Goers

Shepparton Show Goers

Well more like show leavers. Show-goers head back to their cars after a busy day at the show. The last hurdle is the freight-only, and infrequently used, Tocumwal railway line. On the right is the once rail connected Shepparton Preserving Company (SPC) Cannery.

  • Camera: PENTAX K20D
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011
  • ISO: 400
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Puli

Puli

A Hungarian Puli at the Shepparton Show back in 2011. This dog had just won Runner Up to the Best in Group, so it was a worthwhile trip up from Melbourne for her owner.

Pulis are a  Hungarian herding dog with a corded coat. Despite their looks Pulis are fast and agile, and when fully corded they appear to glide around the show ring.

  • Camera: PENTAX K20D
  • Taken: 8 October, 2011
  • ISO: 1600
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Lego Melbourne Star

Lego Melbourne Star

Or is it the Southern Star? Either way it is a model of the Melbourne Dockland’s observation wheel. Brickley has a build guide giving some of the background to the wheel, and the challenges of building an observation wheel in Lego. The wheel was a part of the MUGs Brickvention back in 2011.

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Camera: PENTAX K20D
  • Taken: 2 October, 2011
  • Exposure bias: +5/10EV
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 1600