Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Wombles of Wombeyan.....

This photo is the Sepia Saturday prompt this week. We bloggers try to follow the theme, in some vague way, as a seed in our thoughts. Sepia Saturday provides bloggers with an opportunity to share their history through the medium of photographs. Historical photographs of any age or kind become the launchpad for explorations of family history, local history and social history in fact or fiction, poetry or prose, words or further images. Click here to learn more.

The Wombeyan Caves were first inhabited by..........

During the late 18th and 19th centuries, large numbers of criminal Wombles were transported from Wimbledon Common to the various Australian penal colonies by the British government. One of the primary reasons for the British settlement of Australia was the establishment of a penal colony to alleviate pressure on their overburdened prison regime for these irritatingly tidy creatures. Over the 80 years more than 165,000 Wombles were transported to Australia. [Source: Wombedia]

All was well for many years with this population until..... socialist thinking Womble got stroppy in 2013.

"Oi mate!.. (he wrote to the nice lady Australian Prime Minister)....."I need a new scarf"

And like every good Labour Prime Minister.......

She set about knitting one for him...........
(She has Wild Welsh Womble blood it is alleged, how could she refuse this mis-shapen request from a distant cousin?)

After all......

....she had a little wool left over from her own scarf.

But in politics such nepotism is dangerous...

Her best friend Kevin had only received a rather cheap polysester school tie  after being ousted as Prime Minister.

He got mighty mad......

and sulked ........

and sulked......

Until he eventually got his own way.......

Now everyone is unhappy in Australia....except of course... The Warm Wombles of Wombeyan Caves.

The End


  1. I think *citation needed* from Wombedia! Brilliant Nigel. Thans for the first laugh this morning.

  2. Oh Nigel, you're just not right. I'm going to miss you when the authorities discover you and take you away.

  3. Great fun, Nigel. Fortunately they left enough Wombles behind to fill the Centre Court.

  4. Hilarious Nigel. There's no worse trait than "irritatingly tidy" except maybe the incessant knuckle crackers who should also be deported somewhere. Or maybe they have been.

  5. I don't quite get it. But thanks for posting :)

  6. Is that a sepia scarf she/he is knitting?

  7. Very droll Alan...very droll...oh yes, and you too Nigel....I tell you I'm just exhausted by what's happened this week in the land of Oz....I have taken to knitting to calm me nerves....but it doesn't seem to be helping.

  8. You made (as always) my Saturday morning read of SS!

  9. Thanks for making my morning so enjoyable, what a great read!

  10. I don't know how to comment on this without starting some kind of international riot! The USA has its share of bizarre political tribes as well...I'll be laughing all morning. Thanks, Nigel!

  11. Oh goodie, another small breed of creature that I hadn't yet met. Now I'll have to keep my eyes peels for more Wombles! Tee hee!

  12. Yes, indeed, I smiled -- well really cackled -- all the way through your little "history" lesson. You are a KICK.

  13. What absolute fun! Thanks for the clever post that had me laughing all the way through it! I have a book filled with music of the British Music Hall & most of the lyrics are a between-the-political-lines sort of thing from the 1890's. Talk about fun!

  14. Ha Ha Ha Ha. Very funny (and quick). Very impressed that you are up to date with Australian politics. An advertisement on local TV was just as quick, having a "Ruddy big clearance sale" this weekend.

  15. Heeeeee heeeeeeeeee heeeeeeeee! Such a good one. I loved it!