had me stumped CHRISTMAS HILLS
Await a scan for details..........
Santa gave me these, take your pick
Christmas Hills owes its name to an emancipated convict and shepherd, David Christmas
, who became lost on a 640-acre (2.6 km2) grazing lease in the area in 1842, and was found after days of wandering at a rise which was subsequently named after him. The area was considered to have poor quality soil, although nearby settlers earned an income from chopping firewood in the sclerophyll forests.
Christmas Tank must have been a silly name,
So, some time or another, the powers to be, decided to give it a
mature, respectful, and elegant name CHINKAPOOK
. (First Nations name, meaning "Place of red earth")
Chinkapook is a locality in Victoria, Australia, located approximately 67 km from Swan Hill, Victoria. It is on the Robinvale railway line, 70 km south of the terminus at Robinvale.
The Post Office opened on 12 September 1910 as Christmas Tank, was renamed Chinkapook in 1914 and closed in 1974