Australian author Stella Miles Franklin standing next to a Furphy water truck. Because these trucks went everywhere in the Australian bush they became synonymous with the spread of a tall story. Find more detailed information about this photograph: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=431966 From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au

Australian author Stella Miles Franklin standing next to a Furphy water truck. Because these trucks went everywhere in the Australian bush they became synonymous with the spread of a tall story.

1930 Furphy van at Dodswells, Western Highway

1930 Furphy van at Dodswells, Western Highway, Victoria

This is an awesome cast iron stove! This company (Crown) is still in business in Southport, Queensland. The Furphy Company bought out the Kangaroo Company and so on...these are often called "camp stoves" and are very popular in the outback. Prices generally range in the $400 to $600 regions in Australia but one recently sold at auction for close to $2,000 USD....go figure! My understanding is that the original issue price back in the 1980's was under $400 USD.

I have a furphy dover antique stove by crown stove and foundry - Answered by a verified Antique Expert

Furphy water cart, of the kind that gave rise to the term, "telling a furphy"

The Australian Draught Horse, bred for farm work during the century, is an embodiment of the positive characteristics of its four ancestral breeds.

Rear casting of Furphy water cart. Tales told around the water cart became known as furphies, meaning dubious

Rear casting of Furphy water cart. Tales told around the water cart became known as furphies, meaning dubious

Another Furphy

Another Furphy

Furphy Horse Drawn Water Tank 1930

Furphy Horse Drawn Water Tank 1930

Furphy's Farm Water Cart Keilor, Victoria, Australia

Furphy's Farm Water Cart Keilor, Victoria, Australia

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