30 December, 2015. 15:34
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
TIM WHOLEMAN WAS promoted to head stockman of his Kimberly cattle station on the first of December this year, bringing in a ban on all music that wasn’t recorded by Slim Dusty while his team of ringers is out at camp.
“Everything else is ‘pump me in the arse’ music. Can’t bloody stand it,” said Wholeman. “If you don’t like Slim, then you can just fuck right off to the next station because I won’t bloody have ya.”
Previously while out on camp, the stationhands were free to enjoy whatever music they wanted to listen to. Something Tim says was making them soft and “turning good ringers in to useless doughbanging cunts.”
“We had to towel this bloke up who thought it was OK to listen to Roxy Music. We held him down and flogged him with a billy can on a length of rope.”
The shocking new rules made local headlines in Kununurra earlier this week after CDs and cassette tapes began to pile up on the side of roads and highways around town.
Kununurra postman Phil Cobb said he was just going about his business when somebody threw a Foo Fighters CD out of a Landcruiser, striking him in the throat. He was hospitalised with deep lacerations to his neck that required 15 stitches to close.
Police have outlined that Mr Wholeman’s new rules and the Foo Fighters incident regarding the postman may be linked.