A born and raised Betoota Heights man has today let out a big sigh of relief after making a long awaited return to his hometown. 

The wave of relief came after Luke McRae set foot in his family’s local, and learnt that everything was as it should be. 

Spotting the safe hands of Coopers Green on tap and some of the local furniture enjoying a schooner or two, McRae said he knew he was home. 

The 25-year old engineer explained to The Advocate that he held a few reservations about returning home after a couple of years in London. 

“Look, after heading off to the big smoke for a few years down in Brissy and then to the most overrated big city in the world for a couple of years, it’s fairly safe to say I’ve changed a little bit,” he laughed. 

“Town’s changed a little bit less I think it’s fair to say, and I’m okay with that.” 

“My favorite cafe is still making their famous works burgers with curried egg, and Coopers green is still flowing from the taps of the rubbery dub.”

“It’s like a safe pair of hands if you know what I mean.” 

“I know Coopers is pretty much like a local beer everywhere, but Adelaide is Betoota’s closest city, and it really is our local beer up here.” 

“And it’s always good to have something in between bland mass produced beer and rapidly brewed craft stuff with 4 different fruits and 10 different additives.” 

McRae was then interrupted by an old adversary from his school days strolling into the pub and shooting him a dagger. 

“Ah, it’s good to be home,” smiled McRae. 

More to come. 


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