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The Speewah

Nash, David


Among the imaginary places unique to Australia, the Speewah has to rank as the one with the most attributes. The others recognised by dictionaries are mostly known just for their remote rural location: Bullamakanka, Bandywallop, Oodnagalahbi, and quintessentially Woop Woop. Snake Gully adds a perception of backwardness, and the Black Stump focusses on the remoteness. A lot more is known about The Speewah, a vast pastoral station ‘used as the setting for unlikely and tall stories of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Newsletter of the Australian National Placenames Survey


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