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By Harold Koch, Luise Hercus

Aboriginal techniques to the naming of areas throughout Australia fluctuate substantially from the legitimate brought Anglo-Australian process. even if, a lot of those past names were integrated into modern nomenclature, with huge reinterpretations in their functionality and shape. lately, kingdom jurisdictions have inspired the adoption of a better variety of Indigenous names, occasionally along the accredited Anglo-Australian phrases, round Sydney Harbour, for instance. often times, using an brought identify, similar to Gove, has been contested via neighborhood Indigenous humans. the nineteen reviews introduced jointly during this publication current an summary of present matters related to Indigenous placenames around the entire of Australia, drawing at the disciplines of geography, linguistics, historical past, and anthropology. They comprise meticulous experiences of historic files, and views stemming from modern Indigenous groups. The e-book 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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The 18 placenames, written on a single page, include seven which were previously recorded (though there are variations in spelling and sometimes in location to earlier reports) as well as eleven new names (Wentworth 1801-1825). Other people who recorded Aboriginal placenames in this period include Francois Peron (1809: 275) who visited Port Jackson in 1802 with the French Baudin expedition, and the artist Joseph Lycett (1824). Both refer to the location Woolloomooloo – as ‘Wallamoula’ and ‘Wooloomooloo’ respectively.

1 no. 57). However, for other placenames, variations may be due to transcription errors. e. 1 no. 88), which Collins (1798[1975]: 453) said was the name for the southern shore of Botany Bay, and today is usually accepted as the country of a clan, the Gweagal. 11. g. 1 no. 81). 1 nos. 59 and 57 respectively). 4 include all placenames, variations in spellings and locations that I found in documents that date from 1788 to 1850, but only the first occurrence of additional placenames in later documents up to and including 1911.

Many people in the groups who camped around Port Jackson in the early 1800s were from other areas. For example, Bungaree and his family, who lived on the northern shore of Port Jackson, came from the northern side of Broken Bay, some 35 kilometres to the north. These people from other areas may have learnt the placenames from survivors of the Sydney clans. 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.

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