A Road Map of New South Wales

An ode to my neighbours of the Nineties. I used to love the romance of these remote country town names, even when I couldn’t figure out how to pronounce them; it’s always fun to drive into a Tumbarumba or Buladelah. (Here’s a pronunciation guide, but I might be wrong about one or two.)


Wollongong, Mittagong, Gerringong, Gooloogong,
Adelong, Binalong, Tugalong, Elong Elong,
Currajong, Derriwong, Charleyong, Tomerong,
Wyalong, Muronbong, Woodenbong, Grong Grong.

Bunnaloo, Munderoo, Katoomba, Narooma,
Dandaloo, Gundaroo, Morangarell, Moruya,
Tumbarumba, Tooraweenah, Euchareena, Narromine,
Ulladulla, Wanganella, Wollombi, Urangeline.

Cabramurra, Nerrigundah, Bundaburrah, Cootamundra,
Connemarra, Brewarrina, Illawarra, Collerina,
Parramatta, Merriwagga, Coolangatta, Wagga Wagga,
Walla Walla, Budgee Budgee, Cullen Bullen, Kurri Kurri.

Kiandra, Coolah, Coolamon, Coolabah,
Kyeamba, Coolac, Woy Woy, Wee Wah,
Bredbo, Maroubra, Wallangara, Wiangaree,
Thredbo, Marulan, Bodangora, Mallanganee.

Burrumbuttock, Buladelah, Burrendana, Bundanoon,
Murrumbateman, Duramana, Woomargama, Dunedoo,
Gulargambone, Gerogery, Murwillumbah, Teridgerie,
Girilambone, Jerilderie, Merimbula, and Sydney.


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i am almost speechless, this is so bloody cool. and so funny. you will have to read it out loud for the likes of david and dr g... hehehe...

oh it also makes me a wee bit homesick, strangely :)

Added by shauna on a Wednesday in October.