The answer I sent to Colin was that the cheap ukuleles, AUD$25-$30, were not worth buying and for around AUD$75 you can get a good one. This one I bought 6 or 7 years ago for $180 - It's a Bruko (with umlaut over the u) tenor uke, made in W. Germany.
This one resides in an old violin case. people always think I'm carrying a machine gun.
Have a look at the uke web site