Monday, August 16, 2004

catch of rabbits

Blazing Bunny Spreads Cricket Club Fire (via diversionz)

Two fire engines were called to extinguish the blaze. The rabbit's skeleton was discovered in the charred hut.
"The firemen were certainly concerned about the rabbit. They felt sorry for it," said Bedbrook.

This story still seems odd given our rabbiting heritage.
A colonial difference - where cricketers were likely to be sunday rabbiters.

People hunting rabbits on Dudston farm, Managatang 1930
Record Number: MM 002484

A group of Men and Women with a Catch of Rabbits Yea District 1930
Record Number: MM 006982

(Museum Victoria Biggest Family Album)

Comments: catch of rabbits

In keeping with tailended tradition ...

... the blazing bunny was followed by a fiery ferret.
Posted by John A Lot at August 16, 2004 06:16 PM

Only ever heard the word "bunny" before.
"Rabbit" sounds rather rarified, airs and graces.
(wonder if Doc DW had a "Bunny"?)
Never heard of Ferret.

Anyway - have found a pic from the Biggest Family Album just for you, Mr Lot.
"A girl holding two rabbits caught with the use of ferrets, circa 1948"
Posted by boynton at August 16, 2004 06:45 PM

I can heartily recommend the rabbit and stout pie at Watt in the Powerhouse arts complex at New Farm, Brisbane.

The best end-use of a bunny I've come across so far.
Posted by Nabakov at August 16, 2004 08:04 PM

Apparently Big Bunny was a tearaway speed merchant (unfortunately for bardy bunny punnies not from Venice though) and more than handy with the willow.

Or the rabbit and leek pie at the All Nations in Richmond, Crimewave, Australia, Frank Sinatra, The World.
Posted by John A Lot at August 17, 2004 07:32 AM

Bunny where it oughta be, or not, no fish ever started a hut on fire, not even this one.
Posted by vernaculo at August 17, 2004 12:44 PM

Which is to say,
this one.
Posted by vernaculo at August 17, 2004 12:46 PM

A Rabbit pie at either New Farm or Struggletown
sounds sufficiently Old Fare to tempt.

vernaculo - that's a great catch.

Is this a hutch for such a catch?
Posted by boynton at August 17, 2004 01:22 PM

err...caught out.

Of course I *meant* W G Grace (aka the Doctor)

From Bristol.

Dunno who Doc DW is.
But then he might have been from Venice.
Posted by boynton at August 17, 2004 05:26 PM

Doc Dor Who?
Posted by John A Lot at August 17, 2004 06:12 PM

hunting rabbits at Dudston farm, Managatang reminded
me of stories my father used to tell me about the depression when there was a group of men living in humpies in our farms back paddock. They survived by catching rabbits and selling the skins.
Posted by andy at August 18, 2004 08:58 PM

a land fit for akubras...
Posted by boynton at August 19, 2004 12:30 PM

Many a Dinky toy and Triang N Gauge Train were bought from the proceeds of rabbit skin sales, mushrooming (despatched by steam train to SPC) and, (think it might not be environmentally pc nowadays) wattle-barking. (And then there was the nicking of cherries from the Allwood's orchard ... "they won't miss half a dozen sugar bags' worth.")
Posted by Sedgwick at August 19, 2004 04:05 PM

How many mushrooms for a malvern star?
Or skins for a Dinky?
skinned shins.
Posted by boynton at August 19, 2004 04:09 PM

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