Thursday, 21 January 2010
Bendigo in Australia
So famous is Bendigo that he has a town named after him - in Australia.
The city of Bendigo is in Victoria, Australia. It was named directly after William Abendego Thompson.
Tales of Bendigo had spred around the world and when one sprightly fighter with a style similar to the well-known Brit emerged down under locals nicknamed him Bendigo, too.
A barren creek where he regularly fought in the 19th century became known as Bendigo's creek. This grew into a town and is now a city.
Many of the current residents of Bendigo are unaware of the city's namesake - or the incredible past that comes with him.
Posted by Admin at 02:20