It’s Davey Jones!
Yes, he’s named after a Monkee… or maybe that sea captain legend.
“She’ll be Jake” : Roughly, “everything will work out”. Similar Expressions with the same basic meaning are very common (Aussies are an optimistic bunch, it seems) and will be popping up in the strips quite a lot. Be Prepared cos we are far too lazy to Strinespot them all. Sorry about that, but hey, she’ll be Jake yeah?