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furphy

(ˈfɜːfɪ)
n, pl -phies
slang Austral a rumour or fictitious story
[C20: from Furphy carts (used for water or sewage in World War I), made at a foundry established by the Furphy family]

Furphy

(ˈfɜːfɪ)
n
(Biography) Joseph, pen name Tom Collins. 1843–1912, Australian author. His works include the classic Australian novel Such is Life (1903) and The Buln-Buln and the Brolga (1948)
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A keynote panel on potential disruptors in the healthcare distribution and services channels featuring: John Brownstein, PhD - Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children's Hospital; Tom Furphy - CEO of Consumer Equity Partners; Bill Resnick - Chairman and CEO of EmpiRx Health; and Dave Schlett - President, DAS Health Partners, will focus on the following:
The panel will include John Brownstein, PhD - chief innovation officer, Boston Children's Hospital; Tom Furphy - CEO of Consumer Equity Partners; Bill Resnick - chairman and CEO of EmpiRx Health and Dave Schlett - president, DAS Health Partners.
Caption: Acosta's Tom Duffy, CEP's Tom Furphy, Pfizer's Lisa Paley and CVS' Cia Tucci
Det Chief Insp Andrew Furphy said: "These offences have been traumatic for the victims.
The industry acknowledges Industry Minister Senator Arthur Sinodinos strong advocacy for the bill and his dismissal of Greens fear-mongering when he said no additional powers have been granted under this bill with regard to defence and national security; that is a furphy.
Ayr - Watson, McCann, Hughes, Furphy, McAllister, Evans, Templeton, Scott, Walker, Sludden, Cowell.
Lucy Crisp, Amelia Arrowsmith, Jordan Furphy, Hannah Harper and Hannah George designed a model called Once Upon A Blaze - which told nursery rhymes and stories with a fire safety theme.
In the Australian colonies of the last half of the nineteenth century this paradox was no more greatly manifest than in the person of Edward M Curr--enough in itself to make him the subject of analysis, but Curr is even more ripe for study since, as Samuel Furphy shows in this biography, he has had a particularly potent afterlife.
Close readings of novelists Rolf Boldrewood and Joseph Furphy reveal a Walter-Scott-inherited Anglo-Saxonism, exploring how Australian medievalism focuses the gaze on race and class politics by adding an antipodean dimension.
Furphy spent most of his childhood in the same region in which Curr settled, and the book is based on his doctoral thesis at the University of Melbourne.
In his otherwise useful review of Leslie Caplan's The Road to the Menzies Inquiry (AJJS 2012:164), Mark Aarons repeats the furphy also presented in both editions of his book on Nazi War Criminals that the Jewish community terminated its campaign against German migration solely because of threats by the Coalition Government regarding Jewish migration to Australia and donations to Israel.