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FUNNIEST town name


ITCHY- WALLA n.t



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Being a Queenslander I guess we come to accept and understand some of the following names, but to a international visitor they must scratch their heads and wonder where the name comes from

Goondiwindi 

Thargomindah

Dirranbandi

Muckadilla

Mungalala

Urangandi

Doomagdee

& Maroochydore  just to name a few in Queensland.

Now my guess is that they are all Aborginal names and no doubt have sensible meanings.

Ok, Folks, over to you, to top this.

Jay&Dee



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Some in NSW

Wards Mistake

Weabonga

Dunedoo (DUN-ee-doo)

Rooty Hill (Sydney suburb)

Missabotti

 



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Folks can not come to grips that we have been through Bogan Gate. and stayed O/N in Stockinbingal both NSW.
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Widgemooltha in WA. There was actually a boat called that as well. I am not sure whether the place was named after the boat or the other way round.

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I always liked " Billinudgel" on the northern rivers NSW


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How about Korweinguboora in Vic. ( core - winge - E - bore - a )

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suburb of Perth - Innaloo....

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Koolyanobbing in WA, just north of Southern Cross

Pronounced

Kool-yan-obb-ing

Aborigine name meaning place of big rocks

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Manly sounds odd to some English speakers.

 

Some really good ones here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3753951/Map-shows-Australia-s-funniest-rudest-quirkiest-place-names.html



-- Edited by dorian on Wednesday 26th of August 2020 10:26:12 AM

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Fannie Bay.......... suburb .of Darwin...cheers Bilbo



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Dorian, one more for your link in Tassie , two little mountains known as " The Milkshakes" , a little like Dolly P

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dorian wrote

 

 

Some really good ones here:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3753951/Map-shows-Australia-s-funniest-rudest-quirkiest-place-names.html



-- Edited by dorian on Wednesday 26th of August 2020 10:26:12 AM


 Thanks for that Dorian.  I hadn't realised there were sooooooooooo many.  Hope you don't mind, but I'm printing off the maps.

Cheers,

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The Nut i, Tas.

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The Nut, comes from a failure to dynamite enough rock off one end to create a wharf. After they tried and failed a few times, one engineer said " She's a tough Nut to crack". Formal name is Circular Head as it is almost round looking at it from the sea side.

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I once asked a chap where he lived,and he replied "Innaloo".Seems it is a Perth suburb.Cheers



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I lived in the Perth suburb of "C0ckburn"

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A story from my Brisbane Childhood

A traveler by the name of Pilly on the train from Beenleigh to South Brisbane, wanting to disembark at the station before Yeronga, fell asleep in his seat

The train passed though the suburbs of Salisbury, Nyanda, Rocklea, Moorooka, Yeronga and Fairfield

Pilly woke and realised he may have missed his station, so asked the ticket inspector if maybe he had. The ticket inspector told him Yeeronpilly!

Well, as a Brisbanite, that is the best I can remember of that story

 

Then, at school, we had to learn to sing the letters to INDOOROOPILLY

and of course there is our beloved WOOLLOONGABBA (the Gabba)



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A bit late with this reply but Mudimuckla (Muddy to the locals) on the west coast of SA, 32 km east of Ceduna; now only the Uniting Church is still there & some farms.
A lot of towns on Eyre Peninsula have aboriginal names - it was always interesting to hear ABC reporters trying to pronounce Wudinna (Wood-inna). We heard Wuddinna, Wuddena!
Other sign posts further south pointed to places such as No-where Else!

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Seldom Seen Creek, North from Buchan in Victoria.

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Is it a seldom seen creek, erad?

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Warren-Pat_01 wrote:

Is it a seldom seen creek, erad?


 That is its official name and indeed the nuance of the name is highly appropriate.



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Goonoo Goonoo, NSW (Gunny-gan-ew).

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In Britain Cholmondeley (Chumley) is a favourite of mine - as I once owned Cholmondeley House in Sydney.

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Snow Flake Creek. Northern Territory. Named after a bullock with a white dot on the forehead. It was a meat supply animal taken on the exploring team by German explorer L Leichardt (sp?) and was slaughtered for meat on the bans of the creek now named after it.

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I used to find Tootgarook amusing. Another one I liked was "Wire Fence". I'm not sure whether it is much of a place or there was anything there, but it had a telephone exchange.



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How about Yorkys Knob Queensland..... Always makes me wonder who Yorky was


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petengail wrote:

How about Yorkys Knob Queensland..... Always makes me wonder who Yorky was


 There used to be a radio DJ over here known as Yorkie, Lionel York.  I suppose on the radio he'd have had a knob to play with....



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An area/suburb east of Perth metro is Upper Swan. Where do you live ? Upper Swan.

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Noel from perth wrote:

An area/suburb east of Perth metro is Upper Swan. Where do you live ? Upper Swan.


 Where do you live?  Innaloo. 



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