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Nickname Hall of Fame

Castlereagh Street, Coonamble, New South Wales 2829, Australia
+61 2 6827 1923
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Nickname Hall of Fame

I loved it so much I was inspired to write a song about this wonderful testament to country... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2016
Michael C
Quirky but self serving

This is a strange attraction that focuses entirely on the nicknames given to locals. I guess it... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2013
PadreJose
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Coonamble is the Nickname Hall of Fame. Take a stroll to see the billboards scattered around the streets and get to know some of our stories. Or stay for a while and get to know us. Join us in celebrating the lives of the local larrikins and regional rogues, who give and receive the most inventive and unique Nicknames in Australia.Coonamble’s talent for nicknames is tied to our bi-cultural history. The early explorers, settlers, and stockmen discovered the keen sense of observation and dry humour of the inland’s Indigenous inhabitants. “All white men who were much with the blacks were given a native name referring to their habits or appearance.” Soon, they had nicknames that translated to ‘hungry crow’ or ‘lizard dung’.Anything is fodder for the nicknaming wits of Coonamble – a personal mannerism, a once-mentioned mistake, one mis-pronounced word, an unusual physical characteristic, a fashion faux pas, a sporting slipup, or a midnight misjudgement. A nickname may last a day, a week on the job or many generations.
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7 Jan 2016
“Nickname Hall of Fame”
6 Aug 2013
“Quirky but self serving”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Castlereagh Street, Coonamble, New South Wales 2829, Australia
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+61 2 6827 1923
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

I loved it so much I was inspired to write a song about this wonderful testament to country people's ability to find humour in the face of hard times on the land. Go to "Michael Clare Aussie Balladeer" for more information about my tribute to...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is a strange attraction that focuses entirely on the nicknames given to locals. I guess it could appeal to city people.

Thank PadreJose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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