Thursday, September 20, 2012
In Australia the term "bogan" is used in a derogatory sense and you immediately think of someone with a mullet haircut, wearing stubby shorts, a check flannelette shirt and completing the outfit with thongs (on their feet). So it was rather amusing to discover an area of North Western NSW that proudly proclaims itself "Bogan Shire". On further investigation I found that this shire, and the river it's named, after weren't the origins of the slang term which is also used by New Zealanders.
In light of the water crisis in the Murray Darling Basin you'd have to wonder whether this is a suitable crop for the climate and rainfall features of this area.
One of my favorite campsites on this trip was beside the Old Reservoir! Just outside of the outback mining town of Cobar.