X is for Xantippe, Western Australia

Continuing the A-Z of Australian country towns with attendant haiku, today is the letter X.

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The only location in the Australian Post Code list beginning with X is Xantippe. It is said that when the workers building Australia’s Rabbit Proof Fence hit Xantippe, the ground was so hard they could barely make a dent on the surface. They named the place for Socrates’ wife who was reported to be a cold, hard woman.
http://www.dalwallinu.wa.gov.au/about-dalwallinu-places-of-interest-xantippe.aspxiphone vaughn's wedding et al 162

Rabbit fence foundered
on Xantippe’s rock hard ground.
Back-breaking labour.

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