Do you ever wonder how places get their names? Who decided to call a place Dingo, and why?
Today I drove through Duaringa, Dingo and Comet, stopping in Emerald overnight.
So here’s what I found out …
Well, that’s pretty straightforward! So Comet is surely named after some ‘out of this world’ experience?
This dot on the map is not only linked to a comet, but one noted by one of Australia’s famous explorers.
Now how about Duaringa? One of my favourite websites, Aussie Towns, has this to say …
In other words … no one really knows 😂
Now, I wonder about that road I passed … Gentle Annie Road? Or Ticklebelly Gully? And Ton of Fun Road?