Thanks Alan, that's great! There are a few more and phrases that couls use clarification. I can guess the meanings but would prefer an official translation: "lair", "rorty", "larrikin", "in the van". Also, I assume that in Australia a suburb is different than an American suburb with blocks of middle class three bedroom houses with two car garages and neatly mowed lawns.
I think I can appreciate a Foster's lagerphone, though we usually buy the big cans. I'm planning to make a lagerphone (the parts are so readily available)is there any trick to it or traditions which must be adhered to? Are there any photgraphs on the web?