? Enjoy a weekend read ? Chips Rafferty - now in WikiTree -

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 - Chips Rafferty  - an Australian actor, now in WikiTree,  was an actor in the film which launched the careers of Australian actors, John William Pilbean Goffage (better known by his stage name, Chips Rafferty) and Michael Pate, and the legendary wartime cinematographer, Damien Parer. (edit)

He was cast as the comic lead in Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940), [2] Charles Chauvel's much-publicized tribute to the Australian Light Horse in the Sinai desert campaign of World War I.

 [https://vwma.org.au/explore/campaigns/72 '''Visit VWMA''' ''Battle of Beersheba'' (World War 1, November '''1917''') ]  - - enjoy - ja     

WikiTree profile: John Goffage
in The Tree House by John Andrewartha G2G6 Mach 6 (66.3k points)
edited by John Andrewartha
I remember an ad he featured in back in the days of black and white TV. It was set in Marble Bar, reputably Australia's hottest location and Rafferty's line was "It's 115 in the shade out there." We were all meant to go "115! Phwoar!" but it seems a bit mild after this recent heatwave with temperatures above 120°F.
- just for you  - Anne = http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60801/IDW60801.95317.shtml = enjoy - ja

(been cool the last few days - - )
Thank You.

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Well done John - did a quick check & found more detail on his parents - death notices etc

Will add to their profiles  unless you intend to do so

Cheers Roger
by Roger Davey G2G6 Mach 2 (28.7k points)
- the more the merrier, Roger - -
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Thank you, John.  One of my favourite actors.  I have his two 'Smiley' films and 'Rats of Tobruk' on dvd.  Great job.
by Kenneth Evans G2G6 Pilot (158k points)
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Thanks John, one of my all time favourite actors. I too loved his role in the Smiley movies.
by Jeanne Pepper G2G6 (6.6k points)

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