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.

Furphy  'Furphy' is Australian slang for a rumor, gossip, or an erroneous or improbable story. The word is derived from water carts made by Furphy & Sons of Shepparton, Victoria. First manufactured in the 1880s, the steel and cast iron tanks were used on farms, then were later used to take water to Australian Army personnel during World War I in Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Furphy 'Furphy' is Australian slang for a rumor, gossip, or an erroneous or improbable story. The word is derived from water carts made by Furphy & Sons of Shepparton, Victoria. First manufactured in the 1880s, the steel and cast iron tanks were used on farms, then were later used to take water to Australian Army personnel during World War I in Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

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

Such Is Life by Joseph Furphy - oseph Furphy (1843-1912), is widely regarded as the "Father of the Australian novel." His most famous work is Such is Life (1903), a fictional account of the life of rural dwellers, including bullock drivers, squatters and itinerant travellers, in southern New South Wales and Victoria, during the 1880s. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

Such Is Life by Joseph Furphy - oseph Furphy (1843-1912), is widely regarded as the "Father of the Australian novel." His most famous work is Such is Life (1903), a fictional account of the life of rural dwellers, including bullock drivers, squatters and itinerant travellers, in southern New South Wales and Victoria, during the 1880s. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

Furphy! by norbography, via Flickr

Furphy! by norbography, via Flickr

Furphy Foundry "Fulcuum Suite"-seat, setting, beach, litter and recycle receptacles. 100% recycled cast aluminium end profiles.

Furphy Foundry "Fulcuum Suite"-seat, setting, beach, litter and recycle receptacles. 100% recycled cast aluminium end profiles.


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