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ILLYWHACKER - A STRANGE NAME?

Peter Carey, a well-known Australian author wrote the book of that name and described these early Australians. He weaves a remarkable story about a group of characters in our colourful history, ne'er-do-wells given to tricks and deception who wandered between country towns telling stories, having a few drinks and sharing many a joke. These illywhackers led untrammeled lives, enjoying new places and people and travelled slowly without timetable or expectation. We were delighted with that characterisation and with some sailors' imagination seemed to fit our lifestyle, besides it is distinctly Australian .... and unusual.

 

 

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