Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and re-naming the Australian landscape by Harold Koch
English | Apr. 15, 2011 | ISBN: 1921666080 | 518 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
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.