Here is a well kept secret
: Former Prime Minister , Malcolm Fraser , was knighted .
According to the Brisbane World Expo
88 pictorial souvenir program , a copy recently
found in an Op Shop
bin , he is identified
as “ Sir Malcolm Fraser
”... having an amiable chat with
Gough Whitlam at Australia’s
biggest ever international
exposition , attended by the Queen and Phyllis Diller .
BRISBANE : A great day in Australian naval history .
Statistics for the amount of tucker consumed halfway during the Expo reveal that the crowd had swallowed enough beer to fill 325 average family swimming pools . Visitor Maggie Thatcher , the Iron Maiden , went skinny dipping in a pool brimming with XXXX beer –an absurd fib brewed up by Little Darwin .
Pie consumption (325,500) was paltry compared to hamburgers (850,000), Dagwood dogs (675,000) and hotdogs (1,765,000 ). Australia Day seems to have been celebrated by some kind of obscene pie eating competition staged for the media .
The Northern Territory pavilion highlighted Uluru , Aboriginal art and featured what looked like mock Devil’s Marbles from down Tennant Creek way. In the Lost and Found Department , an orthodontic plate, lost and found on an amusement park ride, was found and returned to its gummy owner.
A staggering 2941 children and others were lost and found up to halfway through the show . A woman who appears to have been the Melbourne entertainer and TV identity , Jeanne Little, all in white , wearing an ambassador’s sash and a huge hat, is pictured hamming it up with part of a sausage roll . The last we heard of bubbly Little was in 2012 when it was reported she had been admitted to a home suffering from AlZheimer’s . Star performers included Normie Rowe , John Denver and an echidna. Circus OZ performed for the first time . Down the Brisbane River sailed a pink submarine , with 35 tap dancers all dressed in pink, some sailors visible , like a scene from a certain well known Mardi Gras .EVEN THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG WAS PINK !!!