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By Harold Koch, Luise Hercus

ISBN-10: 1921666080

ISBN-13: 9781921666087

Aboriginal techniques to the naming of areas throughout Australia fluctuate appreciably from the legitimate brought Anglo-Australian approach. even if, a lot of those prior names were integrated into modern nomenclature, with huge reinterpretations in their functionality and shape. lately, country jurisdictions have inspired the adoption of a better variety of Indigenous names, occasionally along the accredited Anglo-Australian phrases, round Sydney Harbour, for instance. occasionally, using an brought identify, akin to Gove, has been contested by way of neighborhood Indigenous humans. the nineteen stories introduced jointly during this ebook current an summary of present matters regarding Indigenous placenames around the complete of Australia, drawing at the disciplines of geography, linguistics, background, and anthropology. They comprise meticulous reports of historic files, and views stemming from modern Indigenous groups. The ebook contains a wealth of documentary details on a few four hundred particular placenames, together with these of Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains, Canberra, western Victoria, the Lake Eyre district, the Victoria River District, and southwestern Cape York Peninsula.

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Mugga for Long Bay – Middle Harbour or Malabar (10) In 1911 ‘Mugga’ was listed as the Aboriginal placename for “Long Bay, Metropolitan district” (Aboriginal names and meanings 1911: 214). In her local history of Northbridge, Leslie (1988: 20) wrote that the Aborigines called Long Bay in Middle Harbour ‘Mugga’. However, it is possible that Aboriginal names and meanings refers to Long Bay at Malabar on the coast between Maroubra and Cape Banks, as this list includes placenames from all over New South Wales with only one other coastal Sydney name – nearby Maroubra Bay.

1882]; Marriott 1988: xiv). 18 Aboriginal placenames around Port Jackson and Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia Whilst these late 19th century lists repeat placenames given in earlier sources, they include an additional 15 placenames not found in earlier documents, particularly for locations along the ocean coastline between Port Jackson and Botany Bay. Again there are variations in spelling and some uncertain provenances. Several lists and articles were written by the Hon. George Thornton (1892[1893], 1896, 1899), as well as ‘Sydney Cove’ (1878a, 1878b, 1878c) which may have been the pseudonym for Obed West.

Some names, such as Bondi, Parramatta and Woolloomooloo, were adopted by the colonists and are still used today, but for many other locations the placenames given by the British colonists persisted. 2) were compiled as part of my research into the Aboriginal occupation of the Sydney region (Attenbrow 20022). e. geographical features, and are not the names of clan or language group territories. They were originally recorded or first reported by a number of people over a period of 123 years – from 1788 to 1911.

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