Guest post by Greg Peters from Riverness
We’ve all crossed a Sandy, Dry, Boggy, Deep, Stony or Kangaroo Creek in our travels. But what about those strange named, one-of-a-kind creeks?
Here’s a list of my top ten weird waterways:
✅ Forlorn Hope Creek
I always think it’s good to start a list in a positive frame of mind.
✅ Minnibar Creek
Everyone loves a minibar!
✅ Pick A Tooth Creek
✅ Good Morning Bill Creek
I really hope there’s a Bill who drives over that creek every day. He deserves it.
✅ Colac Colac Creek (featured in the image above)
The trick to all place names in the north-east – don’t say it like you see it. Try Clack Clack.
✅ Dead Bull Creek, Dead Calf Creek and Dead Horse Creek
Riparian fencing never had an easier sell than these names.
✅ Murdering Hut Creek
And his ghost may be heard…
✅ Kill Me Dead Creek
Then … KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!
✅ Nabocleesh Creek
The story I was told – there was a picnic at the creek and someone asked the local Gaelic priest what he’d name it. In a thick Irish accent he gave it a name but no-one understood. He said it again but again no-one understood. In frustration, he said “Na bac leis” which roughly translates to “don’t worry about it”. And the name stuck.
✅ Rellimeiggam Creek
Backwards it’s Maggie Miller. No idea why.
Any you’d like to add to the list?