About three corner jacks

Three corner jack is my blog

I have ‘three corner jack’ for my website domain because it’s an Australian phrase and I like it.

Three corner jack is a thorn

The three corner jack (Emex Australis) is:

“…originally from South Africa. It was intentionally imported into Western Australia (WA) in 1830 as a vegetable (Cape spinach). Once in Australia, it rapidly spread so that it now occurs throughout Australia’s southern-temperate regions. It is an annual weed…”.

Searching in Google for Emex australis is probably the best way to find out more about the weed and how to control it.

Three corner jack is other things

The phrase ‘three corner jack’ is used all sorts of ways. It’s been the name of a band. It’s a way to say ‘I’m from here’. It’s also the name of a book.

The book is by Rex Brereton and is titled Three Corner Jack: A Collection of Country Characters . A copy sits in my little library at home. It’s a photo journey through country South Australia, making a photo record of SA’s country characters.