What’s in a name?

Blind Joe’s Creek
Tom’s Creek
Archie’s Creek
Eleven Mile Creek
Emu Creek
Boggy Creek
Reedy Creek
Ironstone Creek
Hospital Creek
Wombat Creek
Dinner Creek
Bosses Swamp
Sheep Dip Bridge

Driving through East Gippsland, there are lot of places that aren’t on what I thought was our very comprhensive map and yet they have signposts with their names clearly identified. The boggy, reedy creeks are pretty straightforward kind of names. No guessing there. But who was Bllind Joe? And whatever happened to Tom and Archie? More mysteries.

Kirsty is an Australian author of books for children and young adults.

“Books are windows into other ways of being.”

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