Thursday, July 24, 2008

Will The Real Crocodile Dundee Please Stand Up

Possibly the first thing that an American thinks of when they think of Australia is Crocodile Dundee, with a tall lanky figure that wrestles crocodiles in good fun "mate." Perhaps, when the rest of Australia thinks of the Northern Territory, the same image comes to mind. After all the true life character that Crocodile Dundee was based on was from the Northern Territory (Katherine?). Rodney Ansell was his name. While out fishing on the Victoria River, his boat capsized, and he ended up living and wandering around the wild for two months before being found by a cattle drive. We were told (this isn't in the wikipedia article) that he eventually got mixed up with drugs which eventually caused his demise...

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