Thursday, 26 January 2017

Bundoora (January)

This Australia Day (January 26) spent in Bundoora. Not the gerrymander-shaped suburb along the Plenty Road, but the region described as Bundoora on 19th-century maps that, memory serves, includes Heidelberg (a German city when it isn’t Warringal), Macleod (after, imaginatively, Malcolm Macleod), Watsonia (after the very same Frank Watson) &c. Kelbundoora was a Wurundjeri tribesman. Observe that the locus of all his land is Mount Cooper (after Horatio Cooper), just over the hill and the highest point in metropolitan Melbourne outside the Dandenongs. We spend the day reading, gardening, and preparing a huge batch of Vietnamese paper rolls for dinner.

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