+Steele Rudd was the pseudonym of Arthur Hoey Davis (14 November 1868 – 11 October 1935) an Australian author, best known for On Our Selection. His reputation was established by his short stories of country life. The 1920 movie On Our Selection and 1932-1952 radio series Dad and Dave helped turn the characters into Australian cultural icons. "Dad & Dave from Snake Gully" is a 1937 Australian 11 Minute daily Radio Soap Opera. It is the story of a country family in the fictional town of Snake Gulley, Australia. It is relaxing to listen to the stories involved in the peaceful lives of these Snake Gulley family members & friends. Examples of popular 'Dad and Dave' jokes that did not originate from Rudd: Dad: Where's Dave gone, Mum? Mum: Dave's out Condobolin, Dad. Dad: Out Condobolin? Cripes, I didn't think Dave had any time for the womenfolk! Dave: Hey Dad! Them telephone blokes are silly coots! One of them just rung up to say it's a long distance from Sydney! The humour of Rudd's Selection stories arises from character and situation, and never involves wisecracks like these. A replica of Rudd's shingle hut can still be seen at the town of Nobby, Queensland. There is a statue of Steele Rudd at the Speakers' Corner in King George Square in Brisbane. There is also a residential college named "Steele Rudd" at the University of Southern Queensland campus. There are copper statues of Dad, Dave, Mum and Mabel at Gundagai.
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