What’s in a Name?

I often wonder what the story is behind the naming of some points of interest on the landscape. Sometimes we become oblivious to the funny names in and around our homes having been brought up with them. There is one near us called Sheep Wash Creek. But these long lost stories are history gone forever. Here are a few that have piqued my interest:

Turn Back Jimmy Creek on the Newell Highway

Conspicuous Cliffs Road

Useless Loop Road

Mother O’Neil Creek

World’s End Highway

Brandy Bottle Creek

Go Between Bridge

Blunder Road

Jump Up Creek

Bald Nob (sic)

The town of Binjour (where perhaps it’s always rubbish day)

Overalls Road on the Sunraysia Highway

B Crossing, Seymour Was there once an A Crossing?

5 thoughts on “What’s in a Name?

  1. Thank you so much for sharing your interest in our quirky Aussie names for things and places. For years Turn Back Jimmy Creek has intrigued me and I couldn’t remember where it was. Just the other day I crossed it again and then it’s right on top of your list! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who wonders how these names originated.


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