Driving through the drought-stricken, dusty landscape of central-west New South Wales is not somewhere you expect to find humour. Until google maps tells you to ‘turn left in 100m onto The Bogan Way‘. This is by far the best street name I have seen in years. It prompted me to look up the etymology of the word bogan, and the most convincing argument is that its pejorative meaning is a reference to those living west of Sydney near the Bogan River.
By Amie Brûlée
Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.View all of Amie Brûlée's posts.