"This side of the black stump" nghĩa là gì?

Nơi đô thị phồn hoa, náo nhiệt. Photo by Brett Stone from Pexels

"This side of the black stump" nghĩa là nội thành, thuộc địa phương hoặc khu vực quen thuộc. Trái ngược với "beyond the black stump".

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I have a bone to pick – as usual. Why is it that everybody this side of the black stump wants a steel Rolex. Why? Don’t get me wrong, they are some of the best built (chế tạo), most recognisable (dễ nhận diện) and timeless watches you can get – but is that why?

If politics (chính trị) makes strange bed-fellows (bạn cùng giường), you can believe that the memorial (tưởng niệm) service at the Opera House on Friday for the most iconic (biểu tượng) politician of our lifetimes, Bob Hawke, brought together more long-time adversaries (kẻ thù) than has been seen this side of the Black Stump, since forever.

It’s an industrious (cần mẫn) town. Fun Ho! Toys, famous for its brightly coloured die-cast (đúc khuôn) toys, still manufactures (sản xuất) its products there. Remember those red, black and yellow trikes (xe ba bánh) every Kiwi kid gets for their first birthday? Yip, they were manufactured in Inglewood too. It’s a small rural community with a lot of spirit and, if you’ll take my word for it, the best pies, doughnuts and coffee this side of the black stump!

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