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Prominent Australian Moustaches?
August 1, 2010 5:09 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to identify prominent Australians, preferably from the 1980s who had a moustache. Think Magnum PI, but Australian. For what its worth, I've already identified just about every bloke that played cricket for Australia in that period. Bonus points if you can tell me some songs about moustaches too.
posted by MT to Grab Bag (19 answers total)
 
More recently former Victorian Deputy Premier John Thwaites had a fetching mo'.
posted by puffmoike at 5:11 PM on August 1, 2010


Hardly Magnum PI, but certainly the owner of an 80s moustache: Ugly Dave Gray.
posted by hot soup girl at 5:32 PM on August 1, 2010


Grahame Bond (best known as Aunty Jack, though he had his own TV show in the 80s.)
posted by hot soup girl at 5:35 PM on August 1, 2010


Con the Fruiterer?
posted by 6550 at 5:38 PM on August 1, 2010


John Bertrand, who captained Australia II to victory in the America's Cup.
posted by the duck by the oboe at 5:41 PM on August 1, 2010


(Jeez, excluding 80's cricketers makes this challenging.)

George Negus.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 5:55 PM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ron Barrassi
Robert DiPierdomenico
Tony Roche
posted by trialex at 6:00 PM on August 1, 2010


Chopper Read.

(I think Nirvana had a song called Mr Moustache, but I don't think it had anything to do with actual moustaches.)
posted by malibustacey9999 at 6:02 PM on August 1, 2010


Should we take Rolf Harris as given?
posted by hot soup girl at 6:07 PM on August 1, 2010


Barry Crocker.
posted by hot soup girl at 6:15 PM on August 1, 2010


Do fictional Australians count? If so, I nominate Saxton Hale.
posted by teraflop at 6:21 PM on August 1, 2010


TV chefs Ian Parmenter and Iain Hewitson (though Hewitson's TV career started in 1991).

Garry McDonald, circa Mother and Son. And, I suppose, Henri Szeps as well.
posted by hot soup girl at 6:26 PM on August 1, 2010


Al Grassby, "King" Wally Lewis, John Newcombe, Ron Barassi.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:35 PM on August 1, 2010


Baby John Burgess.
posted by hot soup girl at 6:36 PM on August 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


And obviously fictional—I seem to recall that part of Effie's act was moustache jokes.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:37 PM on August 1, 2010


Deane Hutton from The Curiosity Show.
posted by sien at 7:29 PM on August 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


Must the moustache song be Australian? If not, I recommed Moustache by Sparks (they're American).
posted by Mael Oui at 9:18 PM on August 1, 2010


How prominent is prominent? Rod Young, who read the Queensland news on ABC TV in the 80s and 90s and is now at Channel 7, had (and still has) a magnificent moustache.
posted by girlgenius at 12:56 AM on August 2, 2010


Lucky Grills, who played Bluey (later lampooned in Bargearse)
John Waters had a mo in Rush, and may have had one in Play School.
Harry Butler
Jack Thompson
Ned Kelly and Henry Lawson I guess.

And well played, Sien!
posted by Sutekh at 4:15 AM on August 3, 2010


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