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IanB
15th September 2015, 04:36 AM
if not for a laugh then for at least a good smile
http://www.news.com.au/travel/australian-holidays/foul-bay-banana-nowhere-else-and-other-australian-places-with-weird-names/story-e6frfq89-1227526261757

I thought I knew Aust reasonably well but most of those names are new to me

Otto
15th September 2015, 08:22 AM
I look forward to finding out how many of these my Aussie friend knows about :). Of course here in the UK we have a few of our own; Smearbottoms Lane anyone? (It's near Malham in the Yorkshire Dales.)

IanB
15th September 2015, 10:23 AM
there are a lot of UK names in use across aust

pandora
15th September 2015, 11:28 AM
if not for a laugh then for at least a good smile
http://www.news.com.au/travel/australian-holidays/foul-bay-banana-nowhere-else-and-other-australian-places-with-weird-names/story-e6frfq89-1227526261757

I thought I knew Aust reasonably well but most of those names are new to me


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevertire,_New_South_Wales

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Nevtire1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86374)
Taken on my little 8000km outing last year I passed through Nevertire near Tottenham, NSW
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Nevtire2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86374)

Oh yeah, if you'd like a working holiday in OZ then there's a job at the local pub ... if you're a female :D

byegad
15th September 2015, 04:57 PM
I rather like Great Sandy Desert and Great Barrier Reef. Both examples of the well known 'We couldn't be bothered to think of a distinctive name,' school of Geography.

pandora
15th September 2015, 06:42 PM
I rather like Great Sandy Desert and Great Barrier Reef. Both examples of the well known 'We couldn't be bothered to think of a distinctive name,' school of Geography.

Yeah - Like Great Britain too perhaps? :D

skids
15th September 2015, 07:01 PM
When I saw the subject line I thought it referred to names for a small village in South Gloucestershire next to the M48 (original Severn Crossing bridge from England to Wales). I'll get my coat........

byegad
16th September 2015, 11:16 AM
Yeah - Like Great Britain too perhaps? :D

No that one's down to the French who had Bretagne (Brittany) and saw a resemblance between that region of France and the Island over La Manche (The English Channel). To be fair the coastlines of Cornwall and Brittany have many similarities. .

So they called it Grande Bretagne, which when translated into English became...
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Great Britain. *chr