Nickname Hall of Fame

Nickname Hall of Fame, Coonamble: Address, Phone Number, Nickname Hall of Fame Reviews: 4/5

Nickname Hall of Fame
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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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Anita T
Forster, Australia11,467 contributions
So Australian
Jun 2019
We went for a walk through town and found lots of these Nickname Hall of Fame identities. The caricatures are absolutely fantastic. It is so Aussie for people to have nicknames based anything from their hair colour, their job, the way they are built to their personality.
This Nickname Hall of Fame illustrates this precisely but also it showcases an amazing bunch of individuals who have done a great deal for the town of Coonamble and the district.
Well Done!
Written 12 August 2019
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Michael C
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Nickname Hall of Fame
Feb 2015 • Couples
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 this wonderfully quirky local attraction. Also available on itTunes Artist: Michael Clare Song: "The Nickname Hall of Fame."
Written 8 January 2016
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PadreJose
Lithgow, Australia353 contributions
Quirky but self serving
Aug 2013 • Business
This is a strange attraction that focuses entirely on the nicknames given to locals. I guess it could appeal to city people.
Written 6 August 2013
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