Jack and Tom

Jack and Tom was created by students at Miranda Public School and Port Hacking High School and follows two childhood friends who go off to fight in World War I.

11 August 2020

Duration – 7:14

Jack and Tom has had 320,000 views since it was released in 2015 to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing.

Tom

We're sailing the seven seas

Jack

Ahoy, we're pirates.

Tom

Are you going fishing, Jack?

Jack

I'm going to catch a whale. That's what I'm gonna do.

Tom

You're gonna catch a big toe. Come on Jack, over the top.

Jack

Come on Tom, I'll race ya. Let's see who's first.

Tom

Hey Jack, what are you up to?

Jack

I was going for a fish. Old boy says the snapper on.

Tom

Old boy. He wouldn't know a fish from a frog. Anyway, we got footy practice.

Jack

Oh, sorry mate. I clean forgot.

Tom

Well, come on Jack. Other top.

Jack

Give me the ball then.

Come on, Tom. I'll race ya, let's see who's first.

Tom

Where have ya been?

Jack

Cronulla, there's been quite a commotion.

Tom

What's going on? You're really worked up, my old mate.

Jack

Well, this fellows come to town, a big bloke from Hawaii or something.

Tom

I've heard about him. The Prince? No, the Duke? Heard he'd been doing some surfing. That's funny – I've been doing that for years.

Jack

No, this was different. I was watching him.

Tom

Really?

Jack

Yeah. He was standing up and riding it. Amazing.

Tom

Then what?

Jack

Well, after he finished, all these people wanted to shake his hand, grab his picture and put it in the paper.

Tom

Do you get your face in a picture? Did you meet him?

Jack

Better than that.

Tom

Is that the board? The Duke's board?

Jack

They were too busy fussing over, I decided, I'll borrow the board. I'll give it back later.

Tom

Here I was thinking you were chatting up the ladies. Come on Jack. Over the top.

Jack

I'll raise your Tom. Let's see who's first.

Tom

Where'd you get that case?

Jack

My mum made me bring it. She said, "you'll be gone a long time. You need lots of clothes."

Tom

Clothes? You can fit the kitchen sink in that thing.

Jack

Don't worry, she tried.

Tom

Just think, next stop Cairo. Come on, Jack. Over the top.

Jack

Come on Tom, I'll race ya. Let's see who's first.

What do you got there, Tom, old mate?

Tom

A parcel from my sister, Kate. Jack, we're about to go, I'm scared.

Jack

It's all right, mate. It's all good. Are they those Anzac biscuits she made you?

Tom

I think so, yeah.

Jack

You know what? You use those as weapons. Johnny Turk wouldn't know what hit him.

Commander

Jump on in 10 seconds, men.

Tom

Come on Jack, over the top.

Jack

I'll race you, Tom. Let's see who's first.

I'll race you Tom. Let's see who's first.

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