The North Pole is situated a quick length from Marble Bar, the most popular place in inland Australia. Siberia is in the vicinity of Kalgoorlie, with an common summer months temperature of 35C. Australian humour is not complex. And when you colonise a land that is almost the size of Europe, it’s uncomplicated to run out of names.
Which is possibly why there are so many bottoms in Tasmania.
Australia’s strange position names should really be celebrated, if only so they really do not arrive as a shock future time you listen to them browse out on an ABC crisis broadcast.
Nevertheless some, like Suicide Bay and Victory Hill in Tasmania, named by the staff of the Van Diemen’s Land Corporation to rejoice the massacre of 30 Aboriginal individuals, need to be recognised only as a reminder of a brutal previous. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation in 2017 lobbied to have these sites renamed in palawa kani: Suicide Bay would be luwuka, Victory Hill referred to as timuk and an island termed Niggerhead Rock would be karanutung. The identify adjustments have not been produced official.
Queensland has renamed 7 sites that applied the N-phrase. Western Australia has renamed the King Leopold Ranges the Wunaamin Miliwundi Ranges, eradicating the title of the genocidal Belgian king in favour of the identify presented to the landscape in the neighborhood Ngarinyin and Bunuba languages.
Other area names just betray an explorer’s aggravation. For instance, what would you get in touch with a lately found out cave? Very well It Was not There Previous 12 months.
We’ve compiled a listing of some of the oddest Australian spot names. You should incorporate other individuals in the feedback!
The footballers: Joel Joel and Joel South, Victoria. Keith and Bruce, South Australia.
No, not that a single: Texas and Cleveland, Queensland. Bagdad, Tasmania. Majorca, Victoria. Perth, Tasmania. Antwerp, Victoria. Brighton, Tasmania, SA, Victoria and WA. Andover, Tasmania. Waterloo, Tasmania. Malaga, WA. Harrogate, SA. Toronto, NSW. London Lakes, Tasmania. North Pole and Siberia, WA.
Grub’s up: Eggs and Bacon Bay, Tasmania. Sausage Gully, Onion Bay, and Gruyere, Victoria. Saucebottle Swamp, Queensland.
We’re not mad, we’re just disappointed: Useless Loop, Useless Inlet, Tough to Discover Dam, Place Torment, Catastrophe Bay, and Woop Woop, WA. Break-me-neck Hill, Bust-me-intestine Hill, Bust Me Gall, Dismal Swamp, Horrible Hollow Gully and Nowhere Else, all Tasmania. Mount Great Groaner, NSW. Mount Buggery and Mount Disappointment, Victoria. Mount Slip-up and Unpleasant Creek, Queensland. Rubbish Cave and Bullshit Hill, SA.
We’re not unhappy at all: Most Exceptional Blowhole, SA.
It is been a extended working day: Nevertire, Nap Nap (a Madi Madi term meaning extremely swampy) and Goodnight, all NSW.
The bottoms: Wonderful Bottom, Prickly Bottom, Deep Base, Officers Base, Wide Base, Bottom Extravagant, Boomers Base, Spherical Base, Stumpys Bottom, Lake Fanny, Bottom Lagoon, The Butts, and Butt of Liberty, all Tasmania. Fannie Bay, Northern Territory. Split Wind Reserve, Backstairs Passage, Bumcooler Flat No1. and No.2, all SA.
The tops: The Nipples, Mossy Nipple Bend and Breasted Sugarloop, Tasmania. The Boobs, NSW. Mount Breast, Queensland. White Breasted Airport, SA.
The knobs: Blueys Knob, Top quality Knobs, Booner Knob, Two Mile Knob, Pink Knob, Scrubby Knob, Cleanskin Knob and Jerking Creek, Queensland. Distress Nob and Amusing Nob Creek, and Pinnacle Knob Tasmania. Spanker Knob, Victoria. Fragile Knobby, NSW. Notable Knob, Peculiar Nob, Southern Jerk Island and Cock Wash, SA.
Deliver your grievances to the Tasmanian board of nomenclature: No No Hole, Humongous Gap, Fellas Dirty Gap, Pensioners Bush, Tonguers Issue and Kockup, Tasmania.
Ditto, NSW: Rooty Hill, Flirtation Hill, and Enjoyment Issue.
Isn’t that that person? Brilliant Wells, Tasmania.
It’s a name if you make it a identify: Other Side Of the Moon, WA. Deep Imagined, Tasmania. Come by Possibility, NSW. Broken Nose and Seventeen Seventy (1770 to locals, named for the year Captain James Cook stepped off the boat), Queensland. Well it Wasn’t There Last Calendar year, SA.
Dante’s Australia: Satan’s Lair, Hellfire Bluff, and Paradise, Tasmania. Minor Hell, Tasmania and SA. Purgatory Hill, NSW.