Thursday, January 13, 2011

Doug and Mavis - the story of the little tug boat that could

There have been many partners or couples in history who have become famous.

We haven't forgotten the love of Cleopatra and Marc Antony, Romeo and Juliet the star crossed lovers, the love of King Edward VIII for Wallis Simpson; even Thelma and Louise (hmmm) or the fancy footwork of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. But now there is another team who have steamed out of the horrific murky floodwaters Brisbane is experiencing at the moment.

They are Doug and Mavis. Perhaps you haven't heard of them yet, so let me introduce you.

Doug is a tug boat master who works the Brisbane River. And Mavis is his little tug boat.

Click on the link and hear the story. Even our ex Prime Minister thinks he should be nominated for an Order of Australia medal.

Saturday, January 1, 2011