Something I have always wondered

12 Oct

Why is this state called South Australia, while the entity above us is called the Northern Territory, and that to our left is called Western Australia?

Well, the Northern Territory is obviously Northern, because it’s the Northern Territory and we aren’t the Southern Australia. But still…


3 Responses to “Something I have always wondered”

  1. drew October 13, 2006 at 10:04 pm #

    I always wondered why Western Australia is always referred to merely as West Australia.

  2. Bec October 14, 2006 at 6:36 am #

    Wasn’t there a movement once to rename Western Australia “Westralia”? Such an ugly word, but so much simpler!

    Here for the first time via Suse at Pea Soup.

  3. ThirdCat October 15, 2006 at 12:53 pm #

    Maybe we could be ‘Southstralia’ which is surprisingly easy to say.

    Nice to meet you, Bec.

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