Defend the Dunny! The town of Dunnyup has a proactive council, with town improvement on their minds. Led by Councilor Cole, the town paints doors, which leads to painting walls, fixing gardens, wearing Christmas socks and shirts and even getting haircuts and washing dogs. There's just one thing left to improve, the old dunny. Someone has recently fixed the roof, but the councilors are adamant; this eyesore of a relic must be removed. Dave Docket and his bulldozer are hired.
What the council doesn't know is that many Dunnyuppers have secret uses for the old dunny. It's the home of Uncle Hewson's pet spider, Hunty, little Mia keeps her clandestine goldfish there, Con is growing a sweetheart rose in a pot for his girlfriend, a boy with a nosy sister keeps his book of poems under the step, a determined young botanist is monitoring the Sturt's Desert Pea growing near the wall, someone's grandad carved her grandma's initials in a board while they were courting... the list goes on. With the bulldozing set to begin, these Dunnyuppers unilaterally head for the dunny to rescue their treasures, soon followed by others who just want to know where the first ones are going. Dave can't bulldoze, so he goes to the council for guidance. Councilor Cole jumps to the conclusion that he has a full-scale protest on his hands!
Defend the Dunny!
This is a story of harmless little secrets, and misinterpretations, and for once, a bureaucrat who listens to the people...even if he does mishear what they say.
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