Holy smokes, I Live in New Zealand.

Non-New Zealand Post
January 5, 2008, 2:30 pm
Filed under: Nothing in Particular

I was doing some time killing reading on Australia (to distract me from holiday planning, of all things) and discovered that there was a proposal in 1838 to create states for Australia following lines a little different from those in use today.

One of those states, encompassing most of today’s New South Wales and Victoria, was to be called Guelphia.  Seriously.  It’s on Wikipedia; it must therefore be true.

How cool would have that been?  Also note that there is no “New Barrie,” “Barria” or “Barea” there.

I’ll do a proper “Ask a Canuck” question later.


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That is cool.

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