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I frequently get asked  “What can we do in Australia in a month (or whatever period)?” Given the vastness and diversity of Australia there are literally thousands of answers to this.

This got me to thinking and wondering if there was anything that bound this great country together. Is there any single factor that makes Australia the great place it is?
I have thought long and hard about it looking for some commonality between the states and territories. Finally I came up with the answer. There is one thing that is common between every state and territory and that is our forefathers’ ability to come up with what some might term crass and vulgar names for places right across this great land.

So, My dear Reader, for your next tour of Australia forget about the Opera House and the Barrier Reef. Forget about the Uluru and Kakadu. I recommend and commend the places on the list below, which I have thoughtfully organised on a state and territory basis for you. I’m sure the list is incomplete and could be added to. I have only included names that I have been able to verify actually exist though I have not been to them all!

For those who believe the Aussie song title “I’ve been everywhere, man…..” applies to them – how many on the list below can you tick off?

Warning before you continue.

If you feel offended by the list below I offer my humble apologies through the words of Puck in Shakespeare’s – A midsummer night’s dream:

“If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber’d here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.”

Please do visit:

In Tasmania

Black Charlie’s Opening
Lake Fanny
Boomers Bottom
Mother Browns Bottom.
Robbins Passage
Mouldy Hole (often referred to as Mouldy’s Hole)

In Victoria

Pakenham Upper
Mount Buggery
Mount Boobyalla (close to the Knobs)
Chinaman’s Knob –Wilsons Promontory National Park (there is another in NSW)
Titty Bong – Swan Hill ( and just north of Teddywaddy)
Mount Blowhard – Ballarat
Titwobble Lane – Wedderburn – a street name
Mount Little Dick – Barinsdale
Buggery Hut – Murrrumbidgee /Murray intersections

In South Australia

Slap-Arse Row – Aldinga (now renamed Hale Street)
Horny Point – Port Lincoln
Shag Cove – Port Lincoln
Point Fanny – Port Lincoln
Cock Wash – a creek east of Adelaide
Iron Knob – town on Eyre Highway
Cockaleechie – Port Lincoln

In Western Australia

Innaloo
Cockburn – Perth
East Damboring
Mount Meharry – Hamersley Range – Highest point in WA

In the Northern Territory

Fannie Bay – Darwin (and no, Dickwood Drive does not enter Fannie Bay. Dick Ward Drive does)
Humpty Doo – Outside Darwin – I nearly bought a house here !
Knuckey Lagoon – Darwin

In Queensland

Black Butt – Kingaroy
Wherethefuckarewe – Cairns lake/creek
Boyland – Gold Coast hinterland
Yorkeys Knob – Cairns (T-shirts boast “ Yorkey’s Knob – bigger than Moby’s dick”)
Humpybong –Redcliffe in Brisbane’s northern beaches
Mount Mee – Caboolture
Bulcock Street near Dicky beach -Caloundra

In New South Wales

Rooty Hill – Sydney
Bong Bong – Southern Highlands
Come By Chance – Imortalised in a Banjo Paterson ballad
Delicate Nobby – Port Macquarie
Jimcumbilly – Bomballa
Wongawilli – Wollongong surburb
Burrumbuttock, – Albury

and finally in the Australian Capital Territory

Swingers Hill – Canberra.


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