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    Streets of Juba, South Sudan, are named after Queensland State of Origin legends


    THE streets of the world’s newest capital city are named after Queensland State of Origin greats and nobody seems to know why.


    Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has a grid of streets named after various Maroons greats, including Arthur Beetson, Mal Meninga, Wally Lewis, Allan Langer, Paul Vautin, Darren Lockyer and Gene Miles.

    There’s also a Queenslander Drive, Australia Street, and Koala Drive.

    The oddity was discovered by David McQuinn, from Adelaide, who told The Australian: “I’ve avoided Facebook, Twitter and SMS but have become addicted to Google Earth.

    “As my travel budget is limited, health not what it used to be and many places would be rather risky to visit, I zoom in to locations currently in the news ... South Sudan and Juba are in the news and look like featuring more regularly now with armed mobs on the loose. So I thought I should familiarise myself with the area.

    “I looked for the UN base and airport where fighting was reported and up popped the league player streets.’’

    Maroons legend and former Broncos captain Miles has no explanation for the street names.

    “Maybe it’s just an Australian ex-pat who is a town planner there,” said Miles, the chief executive of Queensland Former Origin Greats organisation.

    “I’m not sure I want to rush over there and drive down the streets, though”.




    Juba? "That's in QUEENSLAND"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post

    THE streets of the world’s newest capital city are named after Queensland State of Origin greats and nobody seems to know why.


    Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has a grid of streets named after various Maroons greats, including Arthur Beetson, Mal Meninga, Wally Lewis, Allan Langer, Paul Vautin, Darren Lockyer and Gene Miles.

    There’s also a Queenslander Drive, Australia Street, and Koala Drive.
    I thought you were taking the piss and checked it on google maps. Sure enough you are correct. Weird.

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    Someone's taking the piss. Surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Someone's taking the piss. Surely?

    Nope. Check it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Darren Lockyer
    absolute bloody legend


    “I’m not sure I want to rush over there and drive down the streets, though”.
    looks similar to tamatave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Nope. Check it.
    I didnt mean the article, I meant whoever was naming the streets.

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    Looks like, in this case at least, the terrorists lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Nope. Check it.
    I didnt mean the article, I meant whoever was naming the streets.

    Probably find the City was mapped and layed out by the UN or with a great deal of their assistance and the planner was from Gods' country...god bless him. I mean, if you are given a free hand, why not.

    I remember driving through a subdivision in Oz and the cross streets were, Wild, Mallard. Muscovey, Daffy and Peking.....

    Muzzie ragheads will probably rename it later after the revolution.
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    They're practicing for their mass migration to the greatest country in the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    was from Gods' country
    your g0d can just get on the end of the felching straw with the rest of them

    should not come anywhere near my country

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    Next step is to Twin the South Sudan capital with an Australian town.
    Any suggestions?

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    Frankston.

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    There's even a restaurant called Home and Away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Frankston.
    If you are ever in the neighbourhood, NekRon, drop by and we will show you the hospitality which we are famous for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocman
    the hospitality which we are famous for
    I did a NBCD and damage control course at the naval base near there many years ago - they gassed me

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crocman
    the hospitality which we are famous for
    I did a NBCD and damage control course at the naval base near there many years ago - they gassed me
    See we do know how to show a guy a good time.

    Got off lightly I would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crocman
    the hospitality which we are famous for
    I did a NBCD and damage control course at the naval base near there many years ago - they gassed me

    Practically a Saturday night ritual in New South Somaliland nowdays...

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