Radio National, Hindsight, Including Audio - February 2010
This story of furphies picks its way through facts and fictions. A furphy is a rumour or a yarn. The term was given to us by an Irish immigrant family who settled in Victoria in the 1800s. Accounts of the precise origins of the term 'furphy' have changed over the years, however. There have been a few furphies within the furphy story. The indisputable fact is that two very interesting brothers, between them, left us a legacy rich in words.