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badger box

a shack or poorly-built house: Let's go to your old badger box for a fishing trip.

Contributor's comments: This is the name of a beach and surrounding area on King Island, the origin of the name has been lost in antiquity, but this could well be the origin -- though I favour the more colourful theory of it springing from the number of badgers (wombats).

Contributor's comments: Badger Box was a term used by the piners on the west coast of Tasmania in the 19th Century for the small, temporary huts they built to live in while pining. Conditions in these huts were terrible, often prone to flooding and constantly leaking due to the metres of anual rainfall the area gets.