I'm not sure, but soon we'll be heading over to an area known as Dog Swamp. There is a small swamp there (no dogs in it that I know of) and the more well-known Dog Swamp Shopping Centre. There is meant to be some connection between the suburb name of Yokine and dogs - the aboriginal word is similar - but I do think that "Dog Swamp" is a not entirely beautiful name.
|Dog Rock in Albany|
What is it about Western Australia and dogs? And don't even get me started on the Corrigin dog cemetery, where city folks will drive several hours so their late pooches can have a proper burial, tombstone and all. Perhaps it's just because I'm more of a cat person that I can't appreciate it all; or maybe I need to get in partnership with a big-time developer and open up the Cat Bowl shopping centre. You read it here first.
Let me know some of the more unusual place names near you in the comments!
Thanks to Stephen Edmonds for the image