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The word ‘furphy’ is Australian slang for a tall tale, a story told as true but which is not.
Like most slang, precise origins can be hard to define, and I’d never encountered this story about Furphy brand water tanks before today.
Surely it’s not a furphy. That would be ironic, wouldn’t it?
Photos are from the Yarrawonga and Mulwala Historical Museum.

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  1. FYI – photos by Ramon Williams

    Ramon Williams Worldwide Photos PO Box 494 PADSTOW NSW 2211 AUSTRALIA Phone: +61-2-9792-2393; Mobile: 0418 472 257

    Telling other what others are doing for the Lord.

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