Defining the Boganius Driveicus
WHAT happens when you cross a David Attenborough wildlife documentary and a truckie? The Bonganius Driveicus. The hilarious description of the “usually solitary creature, commonly known as a truckie,” was the brainchild of Donal Sullivan, a junior pilot who works for an aviation company in the Northern Territory, who wrote a David Attenborough-inspired post about truckies for the Central Station blog.
She described the truckie’s natural habitat as varied, although “they seem most common on long highways and parked at remote service stations”.
Donal said the blog post came about after feeling particularly inspired one day after she ran into a few interesting characters.
“It happened when I was working for a contracting crew,” she said.
“I felt sometimes like the only girl in the camp and that the boys behaved like animals and had their favourite things to do, rituals.
“It felt like I was watching them in the wild and their natural habitat.
“I love David Attenborough and I don’t know how it happened but that’s how it turned out.”
Donal said the piece wasn’t based on any truckies she’d met in her time out in the bush, but a few blokes she knew were “a big fan of the shorts that show more than they should”.
When Donal’s not out flying, she works at the base located southwest of Katherine and does a “bit of everything”.
“Hopefully this season I’ll be out and about a bit mustering,” she said.
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FUNNY BLOG: Donal Sullivan wrote a hilarious blog about truckies.