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Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and Re-Naming the Australian Landscape

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Aboriginal approaches to the naming of places across Australia differ radically from the official introduced Anglo-Australian system. However, many of these earlier names have been incorporated into contemporary nomenclature, with considerable reinterpretations of their function and form. Recently, state jurisdictions have encouraged the adoption of a greater number of Indigenous names, sometimes alongside the accepted Anglo-Australian terms, around Sydney Harbour, for example. In some cases,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2009
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54187
DOI: 10.22459/AP.10.2009
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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