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12 March 1976, Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
All the big producers sucking up to me.
it's funny, I had a sort of inkling that this would happen ... y'knnnow, because, y'know ... the ABC sacked me and I figured 'I must be getting the Gold Logie'.
I have written a short speech on it, if you wouldn't mind listening to me for a minute, because we'll be having a comprehension test later on ...
[read] [Breaks down crying] Oh fair dinkum ... fair dinkum ... that's all I had time to write actually .... no no ... when you do do an excellent program like mine, it's not just you up there on the screen, there are many other people behind the scenes that you have to carry as well.
Um, there are so many people that I'd like to mention, but I usually forget their names, and most of them will probably sink without a trace anyway. So ... I ... I would like ... I would like to thank my mother, for not having the operation, even though dad had said that Mrs Manning had done hundreds of them, and her caravan was terribly hygienic, and also my land lady, Mrs Lewis, for not putting up my rent, even though she knew she could get thirty dollars a week from a refo family, y'know, and that was before they had on apart pension on the means test - wonderful woman. Everyone else had been real poons and wouldn't give me the seam of their cordial, yknow.
One thing, if you wouldn't mind, Bert, excuse me, Mr Newton, if you could, if you could just slip the head into the noose, [slips Logie into neck noose as visible necklace] ... this is just until I get it set into a ring ...
[cries] I'm sorry about crying like this, y'know, it's impregnated with shell tox. And it gives off fly killing vapours for the whole of the award winning year, and they're so strong, y'know [fans face] actually when I'm not wearing it I'll probably slip it around the dogs neck, y'know, and kill the fleas.