Exploring Portland – Camperdown

Day 1 Tuesday 13/12/2022 Home to Camperdown, overcast 20˚ We have a good run up the Eastlink tollway but the Monash grinds to a halt at Moira Street. We sit in stop-start traffic surrounded by trucks and wondering if the … Continue reading Exploring Portland – Camperdown

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