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Thread #84315   Message #2022868
Posted By: Bob Bolton
12-Apr-07 - 12:47 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Missing from online Aussie dictionary:
Subject: RE: Folklore: Missing from online Aussie dictionary:
G'day Bee,

I should really have thought of Nova Scotia ... and I understand that, as well as having a "Sydney" (Lord Sydney [?] was the person controlling finances for exploration and settlement, back then - so it was a good idea to to stay on the right side of him!) Capt. Cook also fancied some part of the Canadian Coast resembled that of (Old) South Wales ... so you did have a "New South Wales" on one of Cook's charts!

Regards,

Bob