YACKANDANDAH is a small ex gold-mining town in northeast Victoria. It is near the regional cities of Wodonga and Albury, and is close to the tourist town of Beechworth. The name Yackandandah is said to have come from two Aboriginal words meaning 'rock' and 'water-hole'.

YACKANDANDAH is a small ex gold-mining town in northeast Victoria. It is near the regional cities of Wodonga and Albury, and is close to the tourist town of Beechworth. The name Yackandandah is said to have come from two Aboriginal words meaning 'rock' and 'water-hole'.

FRENCHMAN BAY, WA is located on the southern side of King George Sound in the Torndirrup National Park, approximately 25 minutes drive from Albany's CBD. It is a popular place for whale-watching. Frenchman Bay was so named because Nicholas Boudin the French explorer berthed here in 1803.

FRENCHMAN BAY, WA is located on the southern side of King George Sound in the Torndirrup National Park, approximately 25 minutes drive from Albany's CBD. It is a popular place for whale-watching. Frenchman Bay was so named because Nicholas Boudin the French explorer berthed here in 1803.

Griffith is a city in south-western NSW. Like Canberra and the nearby town of Leeton, Griffith was designed by Walter Burley Griffin, which is why it looks so amazing from the air. Griffith was named after Arthur Hill Griffith the first NSW minister of Public Works.

Griffith was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in what became known as his 'wheel and spoke' style.

Governor Lachlan Macquarie's name is in many places in NSW: Lake Macquarie, Macquarie River, Macquarie Marshes, Mount Macquarie, Port Macquarie, Lachlan River, Macquarie Pass, Macquarie St, Macquarie Place, Macquarie Lighthouse, and Macquarie Fields. Fort Macquarie stood on Bennelong Point. In Tasmania: Macquarie Island, Macquarie River, Macquarie Sts, Hobart and  Evandale. Also a pub, Shopping Centre, a suburb of Canberra,  an electoral division, a hospital, a University, and a bank.

Lachlan Macquarie - Governor of NSW 1810 - In 1821 Gov Macquarie granted 50 acres land at Cockle Bay to Joseph Tuzo.

CAIRNS is a regional city in the far north of Queensland, founded in 1876. The city was named after William Wellington Cairns, then-current Governor of Queensland. It developed as a port for exporting sugar cane, gold and other metals, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland region. It is a popular tourist destination because of its tropical climate and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.

My fav place of work where our boat went to explore the reef everyday. Marine naturalist was my best job ever!

Penola is a town near Coonawarra in the heart of South Australia's most productive wine growing area.  The name comes from Alexander Cameron who  obtained land there and in 1850, established the private town of Panoola, later known as Penola. Penola is also where Mary MacKillop established her order of nuns, the 'Josephites' or 'Brown Joeys', to work with the poor and needy.

Penola is a town near Coonawarra in the heart of South Australia's most productive wine growing area. The name comes from Alexander Cameron who obtained land there and in 1850, established the private town of Panoola, later known as Penola. Penola is also where Mary MacKillop established her order of nuns, the 'Josephites' or 'Brown Joeys', to work with the poor and needy.

Norseman is a town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway. It may be the only town in WA named after an animal. In 1894 Laurie Sinclair was camping in the area when his horse uncovered a gold nugget while pawing at the ground. The horse's name? Norseman of course!

Norseman is a town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia - two of my siblings were born here.

DUBBO, NSW is considered the cross-roads of NSW. It is linked by national highways north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Broken Hill and Adelaide. The name comes from Dubbo station (established in 1828), which used an Aboriginal name for the property. Dubbo is now thought to be a mispronunciation of the local Wiradjuri word "Thubbo" meaning 'Red Earth'.

DUBBO, NSW is considered the cross-roads of NSW. It is linked by national highways north to Brisbane, south to Melbourne, east to Sydney and Newcastle, and west to Broken Hill and Adelaide. The name comes from Dubbo station (established in 1828), which used an Aboriginal name for the property. Dubbo is now thought to be a mispronunciation of the local Wiradjuri word "Thubbo" meaning 'Red Earth'.

HUSKISSON, NSW is a town and fishing port on the shores of Jervis Bay. It is 24 km south-east of Nowra.  Huskisson was named after the British statesman William Huskisson  (1770 – 1830), a British Member of Parliament who is best known today as the world's first widely reported railway casualty. He was run over by George Stephenson's locomotive engine Rocket.

HUSKISSON, NSW is a town and fishing port on the shores of Jervis Bay. It is 24 km south-east of Nowra. Huskisson was named after the British statesman William Huskisson (1770 – 1830), a British Member of Parliament who is best known today as the world's first widely reported railway casualty. He was run over by George Stephenson's locomotive engine Rocket.

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