Doo Town

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Doo Town
Tasmania
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Doo Town on Pirates Bay
Population230 (?)[citation needed]
LGA(s)Tasman Council

Doo Town is a holiday village within the locality of Eaglehawk Neck near Port Arthur where the house names contain “doo”.

Coordinates: 43°02′S 147°56′E / 43.033°S 147.933°E / -43.033; 147.933

History[edit]

Located 79 km southeast of Hobart, Doo Town was established in the 1830s as an unnamed timber station which eventually developed into a shack community. In 1935 a Hobart architect, Eric Round, placed the name plate Doo I 99 on his weekend shack. A neighbor, Charles Gibson, responded with a plate reading Doo Me then Bill Eldrige with Doo Us. Eric Round later renamed his shack Xanadoo.[1][2]

The trend caught on and most of the homes have a plate that includes the name Doo.

Doo-Little

House names[edit]

Af-2-Doo, Da Doo Ron Ron, Didgeri-Doo, Doo-All, Doo Come In, Doodle Doo, Doo Drop In, Doo For Now, Doo Fuck All, Doo I, Doo-ing it easy, Doo Little, Doo Luv It, Doo-Me, Doo Nix, Doo Nothing, Doo Often, Doo Us, Doo Us Too, Doo Write, Gunnadoo, Humpty Doo, Just Doo It, Love Me Doo, Make Doo, Much-A-Doo, Rum Doo, Sheil Doo, This Will Doo, Thistle Doo Me, Wattle-I-Doo, Wee-Doo, Xanadoo, Yabba Dabba Doo.[3][4]

The one non-conforming house has a plate that reads Medhurst.

In popular culture[edit]

In 2004, Off Planet Films made a pilot for a television cartoon series set in and named after the Tasmanian town, the cartoon portrayed a "backwater" town full of dodgy characters, rednecks, aliens, strip-clubs and gratuitous nudity.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doo Town MSN Travel
  2. ^ Doo Town Archived August 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Discover Australia
  3. ^ Doo Town Totaltravel, Destinations, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur, Doo Town.
  4. ^ Doo Town Information and Attractions
  5. ^ Off Planet Films Index Pilot episode of Doo Town