Simon Heffer

Diary - 11 January 2003

The Daily Mail columnist visits Australia in search of some good cricket that he can ignore

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When I first came to Australia in the 1980s the national sense of humour was less developed than now. Scarcely had I settled in my taxi at Perth airport than my driver offered, unsolicited, the following joke: 'Mate, what's the difference between a roo lying dead at the side of the road and an abo lying dead at the side of the road?' 'Er, I don't know,' I replied. 'There are skid marks in front of the roo.' Now, the Indigenous Peoples are revered, respected, f