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    G'day,

    Here's a link to a story that my father, John Scott Gault wrote, of his time as Apprentice Shipwright and Shipwright at Red Funnel in the 1930s to 1950s era. The article was published in "afloat magazine"...
    http://www.afloat.com.au/afloat-maga...unnel_Trawlers

    Regards
    DaveGault

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    hehehe............ Would have loved to have worked in Woolloomoolloo!!!... What a cracking place name, just don't try writing it down while under the affluence of incohol!!!

    btw, great article...

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    Everybody has fun trying to remember the correct spelling of Woolloomooloo. Too many 'o' and one 'll' and one 'l'. That is, until they learn the Mnemonic...
    Sheep-toilet, Cow-toilet.
    Sheep = Wool
    toilet = loo
    Cow = moo
    toilet (again) = loo
    Wool-loo-moo-loo
    get it...?
    har har har hehehehe

    HooRoo
    DaveGault
    Australia

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    Dave,

    That issue of Afloat magazine, do you know if it is distrubuted Australia wide?,
    I dont recall seeing the magazine in newsagents here in Perth.


    Regards,

    Jimmy Gault.

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    Hello Jimmy,

    the afloat magazine is not a sale item that is sold at newsagents, ect. Rather you pick it up for free at businesses that sell marine equipment and boats. See your local ship chandler.

    DaveGault

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    Hello Dave,

    Thank you for your help, I will check my local Ship Chandler this week, I have a choice of two, hopefully I will get a copy from one of them.

    Jimmy.

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