One of the terms I encountered rather quickly in Australia was the "furphy" (or the furfie). It would be used in conversation like this. "Thats a bit of a furphy" - it means a rumour, untruth or something improbable or irrelevant.
One theory about the origin of this phrase is that soldiers would gather around mobile water tanks on the battle field and swap rumours and gossip - and the manufacturer of the water tanks was J. Furphy and Sons of Shepparton, Victoria. Its a good story.
And this is a real Furphy!
Have a look at the slogan above the tap. I'm not sure companies do this kind of thing any more!