Hoges says I fight crocodiles I know what a knife is …
Paul Hogan you have to love him and the movie was so much fun at the time.
Life in the Kimberley
At the time we were living in the Kimberley at Broome and Derby some of the most remote areas in the world. At the local pubs (hotels) there were characters like the one that Hoges portrayed.
Certainly an interesting time in my life. It is a wonder that I am still alive!
Do you know that when I arrived in the Kimberley 1979 …
There was no telephone ( communication was by Royal Flying Doctor radio network)
500 kms of rugged dirt roads anywhere to other towns (Darwin 1650 kms away)
People walked around with guns on their hip
Cattle Stations in the Kimberley were a million acres
It was law that during the wet season when cut off the Government had to make sure that there was 2 large bottles of beer for every person per day, Else fly it in. So hot and humid you got sick if you didn’t drink beer! We drank beer all day! Plus gallons of water!
Aboriginals worked for Cattle Stations and were happy and healthy. Until bleeding hearts decided they had to be paid then they moved to Derby and became alcoholics because the Stations couldn’t afford to pay them.
Crocodiles were everywhere. Freshwater crocs in rivers and the salties in the bay and they did stalk you. Hence the guns it was self defence.
Many more interesting stories talk to me sometime.