The coining of toponyms involves various processes. The most common of these involve such factors as description or association (e.g. Coldwater Creek, Rocky Plain, Round Mountain, Powerline Creek, Shark Bay); the naming of a feature after someone or something (e.g. Mt Kosciuszko, Adelaide, Endeavour River, Collaroy etc.); or the commemoration of an event or occasion (e.g. Cape Tribulation, Agincourt Reefs, Whitsunday Islands) (See Tent & Blair, 2011). In a Placenames Australia article (Tent,...[Show more]
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