Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Trove Tuesday - The Dead Centre of Town

As out kids grew up they had to endure many "Dad jokes" as we drove around the countryside. The most well-worn one was "That's the Dead Centre of Town" uttered whenever we passed a cemetery.

I wondered if there was any cemetery humour buried in Trove.

1909 'Humour', Great Southern Herald (Katanning, WA : 1901 - 1954), 20 January, p. 1. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE GREAT SOUTHERN HERALD), viewed 08 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146148099
1903 'HUMOUR.', The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW : 1856 - 1861; 1863 - 1889; 1891 - 1954), 18 December, p. 2. , viewed 08 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191964568
1893 'Humour.', Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1908), 14 February, p. 3. , viewed 08 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article217785836

1896 'HUMOUR', The Hay Standard and Advertiser for Balranald, Wentworth, Maude...(Hay, NSW : 1871 - 1873; 1880 - 1881; 1890 - 1900), 5 August, p. 5. , viewed 08 Oct 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144646240
Having reviewed these snippets and several others  I found on Trove I don't think that Mr GeniAus' jokes were that bad after all.

4 comments:

Cameron Ball said...

I think the other one was:
"Why did they build a fence around the cemetery?"
"People were dying to get in"

Cameron Ball said...

I think the other one was:
"Why did they build a fence around the cemetery?"
"People were dying to get in"

Fran Kitto said...

You reminded me of one year in the university capping week when someone hung a large "Dead Centre" sign on the local cemetery fence. It wasn't me. I was studying!!

Jill Ball said...

Good to see my offspring adding extra info to the blog post.

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