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Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else : The Stories Behind Australia's Weird and Wonderful Place Names - Eamon Evans

Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else

The Stories Behind Australia's Weird and Wonderful Place Names

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Published: 25th October 2016
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The stories behind Australia's many, many strange, inappropriate and downright hilarious place names.

From Dismal Swamp to Useless Loop, Intercourse Island to Dead Mans Gully, Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else, Australia has some of the strangest, funniest, weirdest and most out-of-place names going - now described and explained in one humorous and fascinating book.

Australia's vast spaces and irreverent, larrikin history have given us some of the best place names in the world. Ranging from the less than positive (Linger and Die Hill, NSW), to the indelicate (Scented Knob, WA), the idiotic (Eggs and Bacon Bay, TAS) to the inappropriate and the just plain fascinating, Mount Buggery To Nowhere Else is a toponymical journey through this nation of weird and wonderful places.

About the Author

Eamon Evans is a Melbourne-based author who has spent all his working life writing for the online and print media. He has written four books: Small Talk, The Godfather Was A Girl, Lord Sandwich And The Pants Man and Grand Slams Of Tennis. His work has appeared in the SUNDAY HERALD SUN, the ADELAIDE ADVERTISER, the AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW, the SUNDAY TIMES and the COURIER-MAIL. Online, he has been an in-house writer for Big Pond Sport, SBS, ArtsHub, the Weekly Book Newsletter and the electronic bulletin of the International Federation of Arts Council and Culture Agencies.

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        I bought the book for reference but found it next to useless. The author didn't research his material and where he doesn't know the origin of names he attempts to cover his inadequacy's with his humor, which leaves a lot to be desired.

         
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          Interesting book. Lots of unusual facts and tales about Australia. Explanations of just how Australian places were named for their historical relevance or because of long ago tales told by real aussies

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          A most irreverent look at Australian place names

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            This is one of those books you must finish once you start reading it. I love the irreverence of the writing style and also the derivation of the place names ( and the myths) of others.

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            This book is like a giant, rabid, supernatural, zombie dog - you won't be able to put it down. - Shaun Micallef on THE GODFATHER WAS A GIRL

            This book's the perfect dip-in-and-out bath-time reading. Get it now! - GRAZIA on THE GODFATHER WAS A GIRL

            This is the book I wish was around when I was growing up, because then I would've read at least one. - Sam Pang on THE GODFATHER WAS A GIRL

            an excellent read - Dave O Neil on LORD SANDWICH AND THE PANTS MAN

            amusing, intriguing and colourful **** - MX on LORD SANDWICH AND THE PANTS MAN

            ISBN: 9780733635588
            ISBN-10: 073363558X
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 288
            Published: 25th October 2016
            Publisher: Hachette Australia
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 2.2
            Weight (kg): 0.38
            Edition Number: 1