Did you know…

The first ukulele was reportedly made in 1879.

This is also the year Ned Kelly and his mates raided the town of Jerilderie, someone used a parachute for the first time in Oz, Captain Moonlight got into a tragic gun fight with police near Gundagai (seriously, what sort of rubbish bush ranger name is Captain Moonlight), Robert Clyde Packer (media empire founder of THOSE Packers) was born and over in New York, The Pirates of Penzance opened in a theatre on Fifth Avenue.

If one day ‘when was the first uke ever made’ becomes a trivia question, you may now loftily toss the correct answer out. Or just snigger quietly about stupid bushranger names, whichever works for you best.

You’re welcome.