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The Dingo Fence from Drovers Diary

Drovers Diary, The Dingo Fence
Old George, he fixes the dingo fence, hes done that for about a hundred years
Hes not scared of the bush and the night gives him no fears
The boss fished him out the pub and sent him on his way
Seems that dingoes been getting past, seen fifty or more today.

Old George drove up along the fence loaded up with mesh and poles
He drove all day along the fence and couldn’t find no holes.
Time to camp as day wore on up by Claffers billabong
Trouble is you see the camp is on the other side,
you have to cut the fence, at least a ute width wide.

He set up camp and lit a fire and tea came and went
Gave a nudge to a bottle of scotch,half his wages he had spent.
He rolled out his swag and nodded off to sleep
The fence was still down and just lying in a heap.

Problem was you see, its been happening like that for years
And now all around old George were hundreds of pointy ears
Two hundred hungry dingos waiting for old George to snore
Then thru the hole in the fence they all would quickly pour.

Claffers sheep were all camped up the other side of the fence
That’s where the dingos were all going, on a mission all hell bent
Old George didn’t have a clue, in the morning he would wake
Repair the fence, fix the hole and hammer in a stake.

He couldn’t find any holes as he drove along the fence
Why the dingos were getting thru really made him tense
Old George ,he loved his job carrying out the small repairs
And rest easy as he drove along, knowing his job would last for years!

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The Dingo Fence from Drovers Diary by 


One of a number of my poems in Drovers Diary series, about outback australia

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aussie, outback, dingo, adbetron, dingo fence, drovers diary

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Comments

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 5 years ago

    This is a good chuckle!

  • Thanks Al, nearly enough for a book now haha!

    – Adrian Kent

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 5 years ago

    Very funny, great writing.

  • Glad you liked it Rosalie!

    – Adrian Kent

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teaguealmost 5 years ago

    Excellent work Adrian. You’ve given me 2 laughs today.

  • Thanks Elaine, what was the first?

    – Adrian Kent

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teaguealmost 5 years ago

    The grass tree with the ‘hairstyle.’

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful – brought a chuckle :)
    I’m with Elaine, loved the hairstyle

  • Thanks Mik, slowly getting enough for a book!

    – Adrian Kent

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 5 years ago


    FEATURED in Australia! You’re Standing In It group

    Wonderful descriptive Aussie verse, I loved it mate! :O)

  • I am so pleased with the feature thankyou so much!

    – Adrian Kent

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savillealmost 5 years ago

    Ha ha…great work Dingo fence man :))

  • Thankyou for you kind comment Diana-Lee, appreciate it!

    – Adrian Kent

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely story and wonderful Aussie humor.

  • Thanks Garry, glad you enjoyed it!

    – Adrian Kent

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 5 years ago

    lol!…nice work.

    Congratulations on being featured in Australia – you’re standing in it

  • Glad you liked it, thankyou!

    – Adrian Kent

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