Reduplication

Within Australian toponymy, it’s common to find place names where the name is repeated,  for example Woy Woy or Wagga Wagga. These place names are general derived from the local indigenous language of the area, and reduplication is understood to be used as an intensifier – so where ‘Woy’ is water, it is generally understood…

To Hide or To Seek

I’ve come to a point with geocaching that I was told when I started would come, and I didn’t really appreciate the warning at the time – but having virtually cleaned out all there is close to home, it’s more difficult to just go out and “grab a cache” (or 2) as it suits, and…

The Family Travels South

This school holidays the family are off on a 2 week road trip, via Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. The first phase of our adventure brought us to Canberra, to visit the big bro and family, and see the sights and delights the capital have to offer…. While the purpose of our trip is purely recreational,…