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Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else: The stories behind Australia's weird and wonderful place names

Eamon Evans

6 Reviews

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Australia, Prose: non-fiction, Regional & national history, Australasian & Pacific history, Humour, Slang & dialect humour

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.

'A hilarious and unusual tour of Australia and its history.' DAILY TELEGRAPH

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Praise for Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else: The stories behind Australia's weird and wonderful place names

  • A hilarious and unusual tour of Australia and its history. - DAILY TELEGRAPH

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  • This book's the perfect dip-in-and-out bath-time reading. Get it now! - GRAZIA on Eamon Evans' 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 on Eamon Evans' The Godfather Was a Girl

  • an excellent read - Dave O Neil on Eamon Evans' Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man

  • amusing, intriguing and colourful **** - MX on Eamon Evans' Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man

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Eamon Evans

Eamon Evans is the author of ten vaguely funny books and an unfinished Masters thesis.
He lives in Melbourne and probably gets tanked a touch more than he should.

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