Kat mentioned a few words that I'd used that are taken for granted here in NZ, although I would think that any Aussies (Australians) probably know too. So for anyone who wondered, here's some explanations-
boardshorts - beach/surf shorts. DD's were very long on her at 3/4 length.
and look what I found while googling - How To Make Board Shorts and Swim Suits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn5-IvOkb8g although the fashion qualities of the demonstrated pair are dubious it's an interesting concept.
gumboots - or Wellies/Wellingtons as they can also be known. The height of fashion to nip off to the shops in, lol. Especially when paired with an old baggy tee and a pair of paint-splattered jeans. ;)
As for clucky needs - that's just those fleeting maternal yearnings for another baby (those feelings that make your husband nervous, lol) that can be satiated by playing with someone else's babies for a while. :)
I'm sure there are other words that can be puzzling at times - for instance I had to look up duck boots. Kinda like what we call snow boots. It's interesting to see the different names people use.