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  • No one could find a sparkie, even just to fix a fuse,

    The Corporation's Power

  • "You've got a bloke here who did his apprenticeship as an electrician in the mines at Kalgoorlie, a guy who only moved to Sydney in the first place to work as a sparkie on submarines at Cockatoo Island."

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  • I met a lad of my B1 working offshore as a sparkie for RBG, which was good to see.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Another lad from my first troop who is an ex-RE sparkie, set up a little operation with another sparkie lad he knew when he got out, and they travel down to London each week to graft doing cable pulling.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Marque restaurant named Australia's best by Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards A FORMER sparkie has won the top honour at this year's Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards.

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  • (and in UK).

    June 19, 2008

  • Australian slang - an electrician.

    June 19, 2008