Bogan' is Australian patois for 'a very simple person', Forrest Gump springs to mind. Bogan also refers to a very large moth which descends randomly upon Sydney in plague proportions and is regarded as a delicacy by connoiseurs of Bush Tucker.
Walgett is an Aboriginal word meaning "meeting of two waters", in this case the Namoi and Barwon Rivers. The area is an agricultural powerhouse, producing everything from Murray Cod (fish) to mutton and wool, beef, chick peas, barley, lucerne, cotton and wheat.
The water management scheme at Menindee Lakes was started in 1949 and acts as a storage area for tje outflow of nine major river systems. Lake Tandou, at the south west end, is protected from flooding, used to grow a variety of crops and has it's own airport.
Brewarrina is an aboriginal term for the native gooseberry. In the 1860s Brewarrina was a busy port for shipping wool to Adelaide (captial of South Australia). It's quite the feat of imagination these days to picture river boats making the long journey along the meandering path of the Darling River!
Fly past the two longest rivers on the mighty Australian continent. The Murray defines most of the border between NSW and Victoria and runs to 1,558 miles with the Murrumbidgee coming in a close second at 923 miles. OK, not that close perhaps, but definetely getting a silver in the river Olympics!