Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Have You Been to Gundagai?

On the day when Australia's most unfavourite Yanqui heads home, the story of one of his former employers' most memorable advert is lived out by a Tasmanian couple.

In 1962 singer Lucky Starr had a number one hit with 'I've Been Everywhere'. The song which name checks 93 Australian towns remains a favourite. Now a Tasmanian couple is on the ultimate road trip, visiting every one of those communities.

Great stuff.


James Higham said...

Well, interestingly, a large number of times and stayed there every time. You have to leave the main road these days but it is not a bad place. I wonder if the tuckerbox is still there 5 miles out or if they've modernized it.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Didn't Lonnie Donegan do a version?