Wednesday, 11 March 2009
The Rusty Bunnies
The South Sydney Rugby League football team is owned by Russell Crowe. They train on their home ground, Redfern Oval, every weekday. Their nickname is the Rabbitoh's which is invariably shortened to the Bunnies. That's the way language works in this neck of the woods.
During the Depression of last century, the municipality of South Sydney was a very working class area based as it was on jobs on the railways. Many families found it very hard to make ends meet and the menfolk would go into the country, shoot rabbits (enough already - WILD rabbits not fluffy bunnies)and walk the streets and laneways of the suburb with the loud refrain: Rabbitoh ... rabbitoh ... get one fer yer dinna now.