Dad and Dave from Snake Gully

Dad and Dave from Snake Gully was an Australian radio drama series based on the On Our Selection stories of Steele Rudd. The radio series is more often simply referred to as Dad and Dave.

Dad and Dave from Snake Gully
Country of originAustralia
StarringGeorge Edwards
Nell Stirling
Created bySteele Rudd
Written byMaurice Francis
Lorna Bingham
Produced byGeorge Edwards
Original release1937 – 1953

The theme tune was "The Road to Gundagai".[1] The standard accent used by actors and announcers in Australian broadcasting was "Southern English", an upper class British version that emulated the BBC. The actual Australian accent was acceptable only in low comedy as in "Dad and Dave from Snake Gully."[2]

This famous Australian radio drama series can still be heard on Melbourne Australia's Golden Days Radio 95.7FM every Saturday morning at 9.30am. The program is streamed around the world on at that time. Dad & Dave is also heard on Vintage FM (87.6 Hawkesbury, 87.8 Penrith and 88.7 Camden) weekdays at 4 am, 10:30 am and 9 pm.


  • George Edwards and Lou Vernon as Dad
  • Max Osbiston and John Saul as Dave
  • Nell Stirling and Margaret Christensen as Mabel
  • Lorna Bingham as Annie Morton
  • Loris Bingham and Hope Suttor as Mum
  • George Edwards and Tom Farley as Alf Morton
  • George Edwards and Rodney Jacobs as Ted Ramsay
  • Dorothy Whitely as Rita Ramsay
  • Eric Scott as Bill Smith
  • Ethel Gabriel as Mrs. Smith
  • Lyndall Barbour as Madame Deemer
  • Warren Barry and Ken Fraser as Ernie Crossley


  1. "RADIO NOTES". The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser (NSW : 1910 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 8 June 1937. p. 1. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  2. John Rickard, Australia: A Cultural History (1988) p. 141
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