Turn Back Jimmy Creek

In these pages, I often mention funny place names and signposts that leave us wondering how on earth the name came about. One of those familiar with southern motorists is Turn Back Jimmy Creek near Jerilderie in New South Wales. Some months ago I was grateful to receive an email from Robert in Perth who solved one mystery for me. Robert’s grandfather was a pioneering farmer in Coleambally and to quote Robert “Jimmy was told to go into town to get supplies but when he got to the creek he changed his mind (about going into town). He returned empty-handed … Continue reading Turn Back Jimmy Creek

Where Sheds Count

Winter 2018, Midge Point, Qld Once more we wake to a magnificent morning but with a rather cool breeze. Woody is excited about seeing the Midge Market so we walk across the park. One sausage sizzle does not a market make. There are six stalls and a bunch of shivering locals bemoaning winter. We’re not captivated by wood carvings and have a van full of home-made soap so we walk around town checking out the real estate options. We notice that there’s a certain priority in this town. The best house in town is up for sale. It has a … Continue reading Where Sheds Count