Loo-seum to celebrate Australia dunny history

According to the 9News, the humble backyard dunny is no longer a fixture of suburban Australian life, but their memory will linger on in a specially created new memorial. The “Looseum” opened today, with a ceremony featuring a brown carpet.

Queensland Urban Utilities launched the project, which is fittingly located next to Brisbane’s Luggage Point sewage treatment plant. The Looseum’s dunnies were rescued and then restored by the Men’s Shed. (Queensland Urban Utilities)

The new memorial boasts three fully restored outhouses, as well as photos, stories, paintings, books and even songs that were sent in as part of a national campaign to “flush out” Australia’s thunderbox history, stores near me.

Outhouses used widely in Brisbane until as recently as the 1970s, but toilets were gradually moved inside homes as underground plumbing networks became more common. Many households ended up converting the now unused buildings into sheds, however, the QUU says it found at least 120 backyard dunnies still in use across the country as part of its search.

Australia’s dunny history includes memories of night soil men and scary night-time trips to the loo (Queensland Urban Utilities). Many Australians have memories of the iconic dunny.

The Looseum’s thunderboxes were rescued from Carina, Alderley, and Toogoolawah and were renovated by volunteers from the Men’s Shed, QUU spokesperson Michelle Cull said.”The dunnies were in terrible condition when we found them and one was destined for certain demolition, so it’s great we could save this piece of Australian history for future generations,” she said.

Racism in Australia

According to Sydney Morning Herald, Greg Inglis has labeled racism in Australia as “appalling” as the NRL widened its investigation to include allegations that a match official was the victim of a homophobic slur.

There are growing fears among investigators that it will be difficult to pinpoint the culprit who made the alleged remarks about Inglis. The South Sydney captain claimed earlier this week that he had been called a “black dog”, although footage of the incident isn’t conclusive, stores near me.

The NRL has been going over the evidence, which includes a dossier produced by the Panthers containing witness statements and footage from the venue. Inglis declined to delve into the details when he fronted at a State of Origin ticket launch in Queensland on Wednesday. However, he made it clear racism is totally unacceptable.

“Without a doubt, I think racism in Australian society is appalling. That’s it, full stop. It has to stop,” says Inglis.

The NRL integrity unit is attempting to finalize the matter by the end of the week, but the task of finding the alleged culprit is a difficult one. The NRL expanded the scope of the investigation to include alleged homophobic slurs aimed at match officials.

“We are happy the NRL is dealing with it and we will leave it in their capable hands,” said Professional Rugby League Match Officials (PRLMO) boss Silvio Del Vecchio.

Inglis’ State of Origin coach Kevin Walters, who on Wednesday confirmed the center, would return to his team this year, also called for a life ban for the offender.

“We’ve got a guy who does so much for the Indigenous community and Australia, and people come up with that sort of nonsense. It’s just not acceptable … It shouldn’t be tolerated. Surely, it’s just unacceptable that sort of behavior in any sport, let along rugby league,” Walters said.