|Ian Gill has published a new stock image: FURPHY Water Cart.
FURPHY is Australian slang for a rumour, an erroneous or improbable story. The word comes from water carts made by J. Furphy & Sons of Shepparton, Victoria. Furphy water carts were used to take water to Australian Army personnel during World War I. The carts, with ;J. Furphy & Sons written on their tanks, became popular as gathering places where soldiers could exchange gossip, rumours and fanciful tales