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Putting Australia on the Map… Here’s Geelong

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s epic culture comedy poem. I think you might have enjoyed it more if Marc Latham had added that Hamlyn Heights, Corio, Lara, Avalon, Cocoroc and the M1 road are all real places around Geelong in Victoria in the Notes.

Geelong Map Show Werewolf of Oz Place Names

And here are the place names on the Google Geelong map; linking to Google Maps if it’s too small below. Can you find all the place names? I hadn’t realised there’s a Lara and an Avalon; quite a coincidence after Lara Croft Avalon; and quite near to each other.

Geelong map

Australian Place Names on the Map

We hope that appearing in the Werewolf of Oz book provides a thrill for the people involved in the places, and fans of the media/music etc; as appearing in The Simpsons is supposed to be.

While it probably won’t mean much to people from Sydney and Melbourne, who are used to their cities being featured in the media, hopefully it will be to people of smaller places like Meekatharra and Humpty Doo.

Crocodile Dundee Shot again
Crocodile Dundee Shot again (Photo credit: slowe6847)

And hopefully it might bring them some additional tourist revenue. While place names appearing in the Werewolf of Oz is unlikely to make people travel across the world like the movie did; if tourists are already in Oz and going nearby, maybe it’ll inspire them to make a little detour to see that cool sounding place they’ve read about.

I think that the omission of some real place names in the Notes is the only criticism I’d make of Marc Latham’s editing, and they’ll be added for the upcoming Smashwords ebook release…

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Werewolf of Oz Epic Poem of Culture 1960s – 1990s

Hi, it’s Greenygrey. It’s that late midweek nearly weekend time of the week, so I think it’s about time for the first episode of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps

The Beavis and Butt-head Experience
The Beavis and Butt-head Experience (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This episode sees the epic poetry continue on the road, after the Werewolf of Ozzers leave Geelong and head to Melbourne; although they get rather confused about the latter’s name along the way.

Easy Riders to Eastenders 

This episode might especially appeal to film and television fans from 1960s cult biker movie Easy Riders to Eastenders fans of Kathy Beale (1985 – 2000).

In-between, we have a little Guns N’ Roses, Pink Floyd, Beevis and Butthead and Lara Croft. Enjoy!

75.  EASY RIDERS ON THE ROAD TO GILLIAN TAYLFORTH

We picked ourselves out of the gutter
without hardly a mutter,
but I did let loose a sigh,
as to Geelong Goodbye
we waved a long goodbye.

‘Where do we go now?’
Bonzo asked somehow,
sounding like a fine wine
sweet child o’ mine.

I said Melbourne was just north
and from this moment henceforth
we should call it Gillian Taylforth.

‘Onwards to Gillian Taylforth then,
the time is already half past ten,’
cried Angry with zest n’ zen.

A piper from the gate of lights
led us north to Hamlyn Heights
before a nice chap called Cornholio
showed us the way to Corio.

Lara gave us a lift to Avalon
where we joined the M1,
Cocoroc was a tasty aural treat
listening to music while you eat.

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Notes

Gillian Taylforth (British actress).
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was the first Pink Floyd album.
Sweet Child O’ Mine is a Guns N’ Roses song.
Cornholio is a Beavis alter-ego in the Beavis and Butthead cartoon.
Avalon is a Lara Croft film.

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werewolf of oz book cover

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