AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

sea pilots...


Sign at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula.
I do not really know why the name Queenscliffe is spelt both with and without an "e".
The ferry's name and the fort are spelt without an "e"
but the maritime museum and the region spell it with an "e".
According to the maritime museum's web page, the two spellings are historically based. ‘Queenscliff’ refers to the town and ‘Queenscliffe’ refers to the Borough which includes Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale.
However, places within Queenscliff seem to interchange between the two spellings.

NOTE: The name of the township 'Queenscliff' was first gazetted in June of 1853.
The 'Borough of Queenscliffe' was formed in May 1863.


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6 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Funny about the spelling although I can think of two places here in the states that use two versions interchangeably. However the place is spelled, these people do a wonderful job.

Sue St Clair said...

I love history, so I definitely appreciate signs like this one that can give you an idea of the history of a location and what it may have been like long ago :)

RedPat said...

Lots of info in that sign!

Norma Ruttan said...

that surely is one long history!

Jen said...

The people who decide how words are spelled like to keep us on our toes.

Lesley said...

And I suppose everybody has an opinion as to which one is correct.

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