Aussie, Aussie, Aussie ... a tribute to Australian place names

His name was Col
A good Aussie bloke
He liked a beer
A yarn & a joke.

He was married to Cilla
From Boggabilla
His father-in-law was known
As the Chinchilla gorilla.

He had mates from all around
There was hardly one who’d make him frown
Whether they be from Parramatta
Coolangatta, Oodnadatta
Wangaratta or Tallangatta
It didn’t matter.

He’d have a mate up
From Koo-Wee-Rup
& then another from Yangebup.
They’d chill with the Woolly Greek
From Woolli Creek.

Then there was the Ranga
From Tangambalanga
They’d yack on the verandah
At Yackandandah.

There was always room
For the cleaner from Broome
& he was always stoppin’
At a place called Moppin.

One mate was a singer
From Dingabledinga
Another a crooner
From Boomahnoomoonah.

That’s our Col from Collarenabri
Just up from Narrabri & Boggabri.

Written by the galah from Garah.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie ... a tribute to Australian place names

Michael Matthews

Sydney, Australia

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Artist's Description

A tribute to the creativity of those who named our amazing Aussie towns & suburbs & the indigenous languages that spurned most of them. Don’t you love them.

This idea started after looking at the road map to check directions & seeing towns with fascinating names.

Features
Imaginative Skulls, June 2011.
Australia! You’re Standing In It, June 2011.
Destination Australia, July 2011.
A Little Bit of You, Nov 2011.
Islands, Islands, Islands, Sept 2012.

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