[DWJ] Downs

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Apr 15 13:20:38 EDT 2007


I knew a Tasmanian opera singer called Phoebe Hobartia.

The best opera singer name, though, I always thought, was Ariel 
Saltmarsh, which turned out just to be a happy accident of birth.

robyn

Jon Noble wrote:

>Opera singers do it all the time
>
>Nellie Melba (from Melbourne)
>
>June Bronhill )from Broken Hill)
>
>I only wish the Joan Sutherland actually came from Sutherland, NSW
>
>Jon
>
>----- Original Message ----
>From: Aimee Smith <aimees001 at netspace.net.au>
>To: dwj at suberic.net
>Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 2:21:47 PM
>Subject: [DWJ] Downs
>
>
>You know, I was just speculating about 'Downs' the other day: not, I  
>regret, in the same way as this, but it tied in with the earlier  
>discussion about generations staying in the same place.
>I knew someone last year whose last name was 'Downs' and whose family  
>came from the city of Toowoomba - which is on the Darling Downs  
>(Known mostly as 'The Downs'). Interesting, no? I wonder whether  
>there was an actual connection - considering that in Australia most  
>names of families were brought over from Europe with people's  
>ancestors and not related to the place they settled. Place names tend  
>here to be named after people, rather than people after places.  
>Anyone know of Australians who might have taken their name from an  
>Australian place? Like Aboriginal or non-English immigrants hoping to  
>blend culturally with the predominant English? I wonder...
>
>Aimee.
>(Now wondering whether sand dunes were named by scotsmen)
>
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>>Message: 1
>>Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 17:48:05 +0100 (BST)
>>From: Rosemary Hopkins <rosieburroughs at yahoo.com>
>>Subject: Re: [DWJ] Cleave
>>To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
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>>--- Sally Odgers <sodgers at iinet.net.au> wrote:
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>>>As does "with". And originally, one came down from the downs.
>>>      
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>>Why "originally"? One still does!
>>
>>Rosie (living at one end of the North Downs)
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