G'da G'day - Slim Dusty. Slim made this famous & mistakenly many incorrectly believe he wrote it. It was written by Rob Fairbairn. Even people who were not Country & Western fans loved Slim as a true Australian icon & for his love of songs about his land. In 1970 Slim Dusty (real name David Kirkpatrick 1927 - 2003), was the 1st Aussie to be appointed and MBE. He was also the first Australian entertainer to earn a Gold Record.