Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  3. Uncle Crumpet

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  4. Paul124ac

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  5. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Up means water apparently, so place name ending in up means there’s water there. So I’ve been told.

    Lots of places in Tas end in “AH”, plenty of places round here end in “AH” as well, the “A” ending could be a contraction?
  6. Russ

    Russ Let's ride.

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  7. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    In WA the place names ending in UP is only in the deep south of the state. While there's a bloody lot of 'em, there are also a hell of a lot of names with other endings in slightly more northern areas of the Wheatbelt

    There's all the names ending in ING, like

    Bowelling, Cordering, Katanning, Woodanilling, Ballaying, Nyabing, Gundaring, Quindanning, Cuballing, Wandering, Dongolocking, Yilliminning, Pingaring, Popanyinning, Quairading, Bullaring, Yealering, Bendering, Meckering, Goomalling, Manmanning, Trayning, Ejanding, Miling, Walebing, Piawaning, and the memorable Damboring...

    The other group of names that are probably the same ending, but perhaps heard & written slightly different by early settlers, are the names ending in IN.

    Such as

    Duranillin, Wagin (my birthplace), Narrogin, Culbin, Congelin, Wickepin, Kondinin, Tincurrin, Toolinin, Dudinin, Corrigin, Kulin, Karlgarin, Cunderdin, Tammin, Kellerberrin, Bencubbin, Merredin, Muntagin, Dowerin, Nungarin, Kununoppin, Mukinbudin, Burracoppin, Warralakin, Bodallin, Burakin, Wubin.

    Even my (childhood) home town of Dumbleyung possibly fits in here somewhere as there was a suggestion it was first called Dambeling. The spelling of a lot of these place names probably depended on the way the first explorers/settlers/surveyors wrote it down.

    Theres a few rippers of names I found, usually of bush reserves, such as

    Yanneymooning, Walyahmoning, Coorancooping, Chiddarcooping, Quelagetting, Ygnattering, Dunkermucking and Koraboomering.
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  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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  9. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    I'm pretty sure it just means "place of".

    For instance, the town of Ongerup means "place of Yonger" where Yonger is the local name for what we call the Mallee Fowl.
  10. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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  11. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Sheesh, a new girl turns up and shows a bit of interest, next thing you know the whole bloody place is running round like a headless chook...

    And speaking of things female any news on how is @Jingellic86 ?
  12. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  13. Russ

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  14. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    So, if you were in Qld it would have stayed the same time?
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  15. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    I'm assuming Coma was ment to be Cooma, my home town, incidentally you got it right. It means 'little lake' because of the fog that sits in its bowl...

    :-)


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  16. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    I thought Cooma meant something like "place that is as cold as f*** but at least it's not Canberra".
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  17. UncleGra

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    How come my post went to the Off Topic thread ??
  18. Russ

    Russ Let's ride.

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    It's a GPS, it knows where it is.
    It also knows the time at it's location.
    But... wait... there is more.... it knows the altitude...... and if you buy one NOW.... there are 6 steak knives in the deal.
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  19. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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  20. Richarde1605

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    Goulburn has a lasier wind, it just goes through you, instead of around...

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