By Harold Koch, Luise Hercus
Aboriginal methods to the naming of areas throughout Australia range greatly from the reputable brought Anglo-Australian process. although, lots of those previous names were included 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 authorized Anglo-Australian phrases, round Sydney Harbour, for instance. on occasion, using an brought identify, equivalent to Gove, has been contested by means of neighborhood Indigenous humans. the nineteen reviews introduced jointly during this booklet current an outline of present matters regarding Indigenous placenames around the complete of Australia, drawing at the disciplines of geography, linguistics, historical past, and anthropology. They comprise meticulous stories of ancient documents, and views stemming from modern Indigenous groups. The e-book features a wealth of documentary info 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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1 no. 88), which Collins (1798: 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. 1 and on Figures 1 and 2). 6) which may be present-day Breakfast Point at Mortlake on the Parramatta River, but could also be Yurulbin (present-day Longnose Point, Birchgrove) or Greenwich Point.
The documentary sources in which the Aboriginal placenames have been found are discussed below, as well as some of the problems and uncertainties that exist because of their history of recording. All reported placenames have been written as they appear in the sources with their diacritics and no attempt has been made to identify how they should have been written. Documentary sources First Fleet officers began recording Aboriginal placenames around Port Jackson and Botany Bay in 1788 – the first year of British colonisation.
To-day being new-year’s-day, most of the officers were invited to the governor’s table: Manly dined heartily on fish and roasted pork;… To convince his countrymen that he [Arabanoo] had received no injury from us, the governor took him in a boat down the harbour, that they might see and converse with him: … At length they began to converse. Our ignorance of the language prevented us from knowing much of what 19 Aboriginal placenames passed; it was, however, easily understood that his friends asked him why he did not jump overboard, and rejoin them.
Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and Re-naming the Australian Landscape (Aboriginal History Monograph, 19) by Harold Koch, Luise Hercus