Meanings Behind Sydney Suburb Names

Have you always been wondering the meanings behind the name of the suburb you live in? Huh? Well. Maybe not, but anyway. During my boring hour of the day, I found these webpages with a list of Sydney suburb names, as well as the meaning behind it.

homepages.ihug.com.au/~isaacyip/suburbs1.htm

For example, these are the meanings of some Eastern suburbs.

Coogee
derived from Aboriginal word "koojah" meaning "a stinking place" (probably rotting seaweed)
Kensington
named after the Royal Borough of Kensington, London
Kingsford
replaced South Kensington in honour of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
Maroubra
from an Aboriginal word meaning "like thunder" describing the pounding surf
Randwick
named after the town of Randwick in Gloucestershire, England

Does that give more meaning to your life? :)