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 Post subject: Illawalla
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:13 pm 
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I was reminiscing the other day about Illawalla in the days before it was a nightclub. My question is, does anyone know where the name "Illawalla" comes from?


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Er...

I'm going to throw this one open, because I haven't got a clue.

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 Post subject: Re: Illawalla
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Been doing a bit of research on Illawalla and found an article from Lancashire Life March 1974, which is a brief tour of Illawalla. Bellow is the last paragraph from an interview with Sir Frederick Emery who own the house at he time, it doesn't give answer but i recon its as close as we will get.

'But one thing is missing from Illawalla: an explanation for that curious name. "Ever since I came here I've been trying to find the answer but nobody seems to know what it is. Possibly Julian Amery came close to it. He said he thought it had an Australian origin and could be translated roughly as 'God's Home'. But I would love to know the real meaning.'

Hope this helps? OrangePeel


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 Post subject: Re: Illawalla
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Thank you, that is helpful. I've been shown a watercolour of Illawalla in its hayday. On the back is a breif history of the house and it states that Illawalla is a village in Australia


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 Post subject: Re: Illawalla
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That figures. It's got an antipodean ring to it, I must admit.

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