Dog Upgrades from Tuckerbox to Ute!

My father’s favourite poem was Bullocky Bill and he used to recite it to entertain the family.

As I was coming down Conroy’s Gap,
I heard a maiden cry:
“There goes Bill the Bullocky,
He’s bound for Gundagai.

I had no idea as a little girl where Conroy’s Gap was but I did know about bullock teams and working dogs and could easily imagine a dog perched on a tucker box near a dray while the bullocky boiled the billy. But with the bullock teams long gone, the dray replaced by the four wheel drive and the eski having taken over from the tuckerbox, I laughed out loud when I saw this contemporary take on the pioneering theme…

New 'dog' in town...the thylacine and its ute!

New 'dog' in town...the thylacine and its ute!

…move over Dog on the Tuckerbox at Gundagai circa 1932, it is now, Dog in the Ute in Hobart circa 2010. Isn’t this fantastic?

3 thoughts on “Dog Upgrades from Tuckerbox to Ute!

  1. that’s good for a laugh. You’d cry if you saw the real dog on the tuckerbox now. It’s a shame to have it let go. A disgrace really. New owners are trying to clean the area up but they have a personality problem. They don’t like people. You daren’t park there for a wander, they tell you to get lost!

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