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Aboriginal Placenames


Published by ANU E Press and Aboriginal History Incorporated

Aboriginal History Monograph 19

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ISBN: 9781921666087 (pbk) 9781921666094 (pdf)

Series: Aboriginal history monograph; 19

Aboriginal History Incorporated Aboriginal History is administered by an Editorial Board which is responsible for all unsigned material. Views and opinions expressed by the author are not necessarily shared by Board members.

The Committee of Management and the Editorial Board Peter Read (Chair), Rob Paton (Treasurer/Public Officer), Ingereth Macfarlane (Secretary/ Managing Editor), Richard Baker, Ann Curthoys, Brian Egloff, Geoff Gray, Niel Gunson, Christine Hansen, Luise Hercus, David Johnston, Harold Koch, Isabel McBryde, Ann McGrath, Frances Peters-Little, Kaye Price, Deborah Bird Rose, Peter Radoll, Tiffany Shellam.

Contacting Aboriginal History All correspondence should be addressed to Aboriginal History, Box 2837 GPO Canberra, 2601, Australia. Sales and orders for journals and monographs, and journal subscriptions: Thelma Sims, email:, tel or fax: +61 2 6125 3269,

Aboriginal History Inc. is a part of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University and gratefully acknowledges the support of the History Program, RSSS and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, The Australian National University.

WARNING: Readers are notified that this publication may contain names or images of deceased persons.

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Canberra ACT 0200, Australia


Cover design and layout by Teresa Prowse,

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This edition © 2009 ANU E Press and Aboriginal History Inc

Published with the support of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Toponymy


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