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Join Date: Jun 2012
11-29-2012, 03:17 AM
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Btw, just ducked in to have a look at the starbase background and I find its name a peculiar choice. Is it Indigenous Australian in origin? What does it mean?
Starbase Ettamogah is named after the Ettamogah Pub
A well known and recognisable Australian icon..
The Ettamogah Pub is a cartoon pub that was featured in the now defunct Australasian Post magazine. The cartoonist Ken Maynard, loving empty spaces and having nothing around him, enjoyed an area just outside of Albury at Table Top, named Ettamogah, thus christening the name of his now famous pub the "Ettamogah Pub" . The first "Ettamogah Pub" of a chain of such pubs was built there and copies now exist in various parts of Australia including Sydney, the Sunshine Coast and Cunderdin.
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