The rescue of Douglas Wood is extraordinary news... Wood says release 'scary' but good. 16/06/2005. ABC News Online. After so long, the chances were less than slim. But I think best of all is his reaction: he asked for a beer and wanted to know how his football team was going! Wood to be moved to secret Middle East location. 16/06/2005. ABC News Online:
[A clinical psychologist] says the fact that Mr Wood requested a beer and information about the Geelong Football Club shows he is probably still psychologically numb.
Psychologically numb perhaps, Aussie as hell? Yep :)