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Stan and Ollie

‘Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!’

The ‘Silver Screen’ has produced many duo and trio comedy acts – The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard), Bro Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Bro Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in the Road Series. But it would be fair to say that the ‘founding fathers’ of early screen comedy would be one portly gent and his thin deadpan-faced partner – Laurel and Hardy.

 VW Bro Brian Morgan stands beside an RFS Air Firefighting plane

As a member of the Cootamundra Aviation Support Brigade of the Rural Fire Service I assisted in fighting the disastrous fires which have recently devastated Australia. Many of the members of my brigade have been deployed to various locations throughout NSW both as Air Base Operators and/or ground crew.

In a time where social media is receiving some deservedly bad press, there is little talk of the good that can come from it. Catherine Anderson founded a Facebook group for people who, like her, suffered a rare disease. Her work has led to successful global research studies, invitations to speak at conferences and helped improve (and save) the lives of hundreds of women worldwide. This is her story.

What it means to be an RFS volunteer

So, when did the 2019/20 Bush Fire Season in NSW start? It’s hard to recall now after so many calls to action, and my head is as hazy as the smoke-filled atmosphere of NSW as I write.

The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem

The Scriptures record that in his search for the Promised Land the Prophet Moses was greeted with a magnificent view over Canaan as he reached the summit of Mt Nebo during 1,460 BC.

Abbott and Costello exist in the public mind as an almost ‘Siamese twin’ double act.

William Alexander (Bud) Abbott was born in 1895 in New Jersey, into an entertainment family. His father was an advance man for travelling acts and his mother was a bareback horse rider for Ringling Bros circus.

The builder’s square, used as a Craft symbol, is an approximation of a triangle with its apex downwards and base upwards, which is a very ancient symbol of the soul and psychic constitution of man and is known as the water triangle.

The history of the AFL
While many may be unaware, Aussie Rules was formally established in 1858 with the original

concept being organised by a small but professional group of cricket players. The primary purpose was to maintain order, keep up good morale within teams and maintain physical performance during the cricket off season.


In a world often dictated by hate and segregation, membership of an organisation capable of uniting men of all religions, colours and even accents is more relevant than ever.

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