Category Archives: Humour

The Ghost of 1937

August 16 2017

Four years after the story of the ‘Trotting Cob’ was recounted in The Independent, the paper once again reported a ghost story this time the story was fresh and it came from the centre of town.

In January 1937, a white apperition was last seen floating into the Waring Gardens after being spotted standing in the street around the vicinity of the ‘Economic Store’.

The two eyewitnesses who saw this apperition called other locals for help and a search of the gardens provided no clue to what was seen.

It was reported that the two eyewitnesses were sober and so it was not the use of their imagination of the drunken state kind.

Unfortunately the article does not tell more about what was seen in terms of what the ghost looked like, a week later The Independent reported that further inquiries revealed no new clues but many residents believed it was a joke.

Amusingly on the day of the follow up report, there was an ad by Lyceum Pictures advertising the movie ‘The Ghost Goes West‘.

For those into the paranormal, It must be remembered that Old Jack, the people hanged in the now former jail grounds, the half dozen or so deaths that occurred in nearby hotels and others all died in nearby locations and the ghost could of been any of them or it was simply just a 2:30am joke.

2QN from afar

AM Radio can be wonderful, you can pick up stations hundreds of kilometres away which is nice if you want to see how your old town is doing news and shops wise.

YouTube user dxer22000 tuned in to 2QN from Numeralla which is 403km away from Deniliquin and just 70km from the NSW coast and got a pretty good signal.

The video sample has ads from the Deni Golf Club, C.O.P.S,  Ash Cycles and Deblu’s Adult Warehouse.

The best of the four ads is the Ash Cycles one as it is cleverly acted out though Deblu’s is notable for having lots of sound effects to keep the ad radio friendly.

2QN has been known to get picked up as far as the outskirts of Brisbane on a good night though one has to put their ear close to the speaker to pick out what is being said.

AM Radio, the format that keeps interesting people even if they don’t like their local station format.

There’s a what parade?

Deniliquin has many streets, lanes and parades but most only need to know a select few by name to get to where you’re going for example you need to know places like Hardinge, Harfleur, Henry, Wood, Sloane, Victoria, Davidson, Cressy, George and Napier Street.

Of course there are street names that amuse kids and those who like a laugh though those streets were innocently named after mostly local historical figures and not to make people laugh.

Some locals may not know that Deniliquin actually has a place called Pee Parade, no joke readers because on the map clear as day is Pee Parade, if you don’t believe us just put in Pee Parade Deniliquin in Google.

Why would somebody call a place Pee Parade? Maybe they got a sense of humour, maybe they just like Pee Wee Herman whatever the reason it exists and appears to be the only Pee Parade in the world.