Tuesday, August 30, 2005


I received a letter addressed to me yesterday from a Sydney radiology centre. The most interesting things was that first of all it came to my home and not my workplace. Second of all, it was addressed to Me, Binni Creek Road, Cowra 2794. Let me point out two things. That address had no number on it, and I don't even live on Binni creek road!! I live on a small cul de sac off binni creek road. Yet somehow, the letter got to me.

I guess this points out the fact that the local post office knows where each and every one of the 10000 people in the shire live. I guess they know me by my first and last name as well.

The interesting thing about country addresses is that many a time, especially if they are on a property, houses don't have streets.(eg. Miss X, "meadowlea", Cowra 2794) Sometimes if they are on streets, they don't have numbers. (eg.Mr Y, Fitzroy lane, Cowra 2794)Because they might only be one of 2 on that street, or the only one on that street. A lot of my patients have a chuckle at city people who ask their addresses or people from the phone companies. They get frustrated that the house doesn't have a number and country folk end up telling them to put any damn number they like. eg 69/13/1/100 Fitzroy Lane Cowra :)


At 1:57 AM, Blogger msm|chellekwok said...

hi Rachel! u stopped by my blog @ take a peek & i'm glad u did! it's always gd to make more friends.. esp smone fr Singapore who's now living in Aust.

yupps. if only we could even teach the theory of Creation by Intelligent Design in Sg! that would definitely b a breakthrough. i guess the world's coming 2 a stage where many things, once privelaged, will slowly become banned & disallowed. tts gd (cos Christ is coming back) & tts bad (cos morals fling loosely & ppl get worse)...

anyways. tell me more about urself! how come u're working as a Dentist in Aust?

At 12:11 AM, Blogger Clare Eats said...

lol! I feel like sending you something with just "Cowra" on it to see if you get it :P

At 8:58 AM, Blogger milgwimper said...


I have to agree I wonder if we could send you a package with your name on it and just Cowra. In Korea the address system is somewhat similar but some streets don't have names, so I don't know how they find addresses.

I did not realize you had a blog! Awesome. I need to go and read your archives, be back soon! :D

At 9:06 AM, Blogger milgwimper said...


I am adding you to my blog link. Hope you don'y mind! :D

At 11:27 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

Hehe I would be honoured milly ... and it might get me off my lazy ass to put more posts up :D

At 4:07 AM, Blogger milgwimper said...


I am in your boat too! If Jo, and Kirk, and Clare, and you don't keep in line it would take forever for me to post! I am trying though! I think you are doing a lot better on the posting line than I. ;)


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