Brickfielder meaning

(Australia) A hot, dry, dusty wind of southern or central Australia.
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Origin of brickfielder

  • From the location name Brickfield Hill, after the hill in Surry Hills (now in inner Sydney) from the direction of which a hot wind blew into Sydney in its early days. The term spread to Melbourne by circa 1850, and to central Australia by circa 1900, then to Western Australia.
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