34[Clarke, Bert, interviewed by Jennie Hardie, 1977-78. Transcript: Port Hedland Library]

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Dobson of Australia, a very well known swaggy, referred to by Mr. Miller, he had seen better times, and used to mouch[sic] around the country side wearing shorts and sleeping under trees and generally going into station homesteads and bumming a feed every so often. He died outside Ah Tow's shop in Port Hedland, at one stage an English man turned up and saw old Dobson leaning up against a post looking at the Esplanade Hotel and went over to him and said 'Excuse me sir, but can you tell me what's in the hinter land,' and old Dobson turned round and looked at this Pommy visitor and said 'Miles and miles of buggar all!'

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