Bananaland

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Bananaland ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Australia, slang) Queensland.
    • 1896, Henry Lawson, Hungerford, While the Billy Boils: First Series, reprinted in [no date scanned] Poems and Stories by Henry Lawson: The Originals, Hayes Barton Press, page 30,
      The post office is in New South Wales, and the police-barracks in Bananaland.
    • 2007, Pip Wilson, Faces in the Street: Louisa and Henry Lawson and the Castlereagh Street Push, page 145,
      But it's ages before the news gets up north to Bananaland that the ASL has passed more motions against agitators than you can poke a stick at, especially if they agitate amongst the unemployed.
    • 2010, Graham Seal, Great Australian Stories: Legends, Yarns and Tall Tales, page 216,
      The recompense ‘James’ required from the Government was three miles depth of frontage along the whole route; but the representatives of the people in Bananaland thought the offer was a bit one-sided, and declined to negotiate.

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