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#11 wheels

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 05:41 AM

SS, it's wiki remember. ;-)
Rutherford was born in a little place called Brightwater, near Nelson top central area of the South Island. Because NZ is not very old compared to Oz, 1871 could have meant Brightwater may have been nothing more than a poor excuse for a House in the middle of thick Native Bush, in the middle of absolutely no where. No Roads, unlikely any community and certainly no Schools. Hehe, not a great deal different than Brightwater of today ;-)

Oh and I forgot all the famous names of Boat Builders.

I think one of the best lines I have ever heard was from one of KM's overseas suppliers. Of course KM can more accurately tell the story, but basically the situation was that the Guy didn't know where NZ actually was, let alone anything about the Country. When KM corrected him, the reply was, in poor English of course, "For little Country, you sure make big noise".
 


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#12 Seasick sheamus

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:08 AM

Well i'm not an argumentative soul........Speaking of boat builders...I think it's time for you to eat humble pie wheels....check out my post on the repairing ferro thread....and get your excuses ready!!!! 


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#13 wheels

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:02 AM

You got me all excited. I had my Icecream, Plate and spoon out all ready to eat.


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#14 Island Time

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 09:10 AM

Island time....Wikipedia says he's British.....(check your facts)...unless you can provide his birth certificate...of course?

Sorry SS, no it does not. Here is the first line of info on Wikipedia;

Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM FRS[1] (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937) was a New Zealand-born British physicist

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Oh, and here is the link https://en.wikipedia...nest_Rutherford


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There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats


#15 SloopJohnB

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:36 PM

Nope, Nz born. Moved to Britain. Check your facts

and he is on our $100 note.


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:37 PM

We can add a few boat designers in the Kiwi mix.


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 12:37 PM

Ron Holland - still going strong www.ronhollanddesign.com


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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:02 PM


 

 

Oh yeah, one you Ozy's would think is yours...but isn't, John Clark.

 

Clarke was a well-known kiwi comedian before he reached our shores, no confusion there.

 

 

 

I know many Kiwi Musicians/Singers went to Oz, bit don't know how big they made it.

 

Two that spring to mind immediately - both friends of mine - are Max Merritt (Meteors)

 

 

and Mike Rudd (Spectrum, Ariel).

 

 

Others with a notable presence in Australia during my youth include Leo De Castro, Dragon, Alison Durban, Kevin Borich Express, Ricky May, Mi Sex, Jenny Morris and Sharon O'Neill,


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#19 Seasick sheamus

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:22 AM

what about the guy who created  the Manson supreme Anchor.....I have to give him respect! and he didn't get it built in china like that Rocna twat!!!!


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