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By Harold Koch, Luise Hercus

ISBN-10: 1921666080

ISBN-13: 9781921666087

Aboriginal techniques to the naming of locations throughout Australia vary extensively from the reputable brought Anglo-Australian process. although, a lot of those previous names were integrated into modern nomenclature, with substantial reinterpretations in their functionality and shape. lately, country jurisdictions have inspired the adoption of a better variety of Indigenous names, occasionally along the approved Anglo-Australian phrases, round Sydney Harbour, for instance. at times, using an brought identify, resembling Gove, has been contested by way of neighborhood Indigenous humans. the nineteen reviews introduced jointly during this e-book current an outline of present concerns concerning Indigenous placenames around the entire of Australia, drawing at the disciplines of geography, linguistics, heritage, and anthropology. They contain meticulous stories of old files, and views stemming from modern Indigenous groups. The publication encompasses 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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He arrived from England to work with the NSW Surveyor General’s Department in 1829 and retired in 1853. His list of ‘Native names of points of land in Port Jackson’ was reproduced in two typescripts (Larmer 1832[1853]; Stack 1906), and two articles published at the end of the 19th century (Larmer 1832[1898]; Aboriginal Names of Places… 1900). 1, to save repetition, references for the 34 placenames in Larmer’s published lists are included for only the 1898 publication, though there are variations in the spelling of some names in each of the documents.

Dawes Point Dawes Point Tumbulong Coodye Coodye Ilkan máladál Tara (or Dara) Tar-ra 42 42 42 43 43 Darling Harbour Goat Island Me-mil 39 Darling Harbour Goat Island Memel (or Mımıl) 38 Tumbulong Yurulbin (Longnose Point prior 1994) Yerroulbine 38 Go-mo-ra [see text] NAME – PRESENT Yurulbin (Longnose Point prior 1994) NAME – ABORIGINAL Yerroulbin No on FIG. : 419 Larmer 1832[1898: 228] Aboriginal placenames NAME – PRESENT Dawes Point Dawes Point Dawes Point Campbells Cove ? Campbells Cove ? …noor?

However, it is also possible that from this time on some Aboriginal placenames recorded for Port Jackson were given by people who did not originally come from the Port Jackson or Botany Bay area, and who perhaps gave locations or localities their own placenames. The apparent clustering in the recording of placenames in different periods may also be due to the differential survival of written documents, to date. Future researchers may find earlier sources for placenames presently known only in post-1800s documents, as well as finding reports of other placenames.

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