Words & Music: Phyl Lobl Based on a true story that happened to the sister of a colleague. A boy from Broadmeadows and a girl from Kew met at University. Huge thistles grow around Broadmeadows, a working class suburb of Melbourne. Prunus trees which bear an inedible fruit adorn the streets of Kew. The song has found currency in England. It has also been used as a counselling tool.