Ex­mouth: a rose by any other name smells as sweet

Pilbara News - - Opinion - Ken Sali­gari, Ex­mouth.

Ex­mouth’s lo­ca­tion is 21, 55 de­grees south lat­i­tude and 114, 08 de­grees east lon­gi­tude.

If you plot the equiv­a­lent lo­ca­tion north and west, it is a lo­ca­tion off the coast of lower Cal­i­for­nia (which is ac­tu­ally Mex­ico).

If you move the lo­ca­tion 500km north-east to place it on the Gulf of Cal­i­for­nia it comes out at a town called Santa Ros­alia.

If you then flip the map up­side down It looks like an en­large­ment of Ex­mouth Gulf.

Santa Ros­alia would trans­late to Saint Rose and Ex­mouth would be the rose of the north of WA.

or a com­bi­na­tion of Rose and Aus­tralia — Ros­alia.

Maybe Ex­mouth is the Rose of Oz ? Or maybe the world?

An­drew Ra­m­age took a few of the kids from War­ra­long Com­mu­nity School in­land from Port Hed­land to cool off at the Shaw River cross­ing. Judg­ing by this pic­ture, it looks like the place to be.

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