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How do I find Aboriginal place names?

You can find your traditional place name by referring to the AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia. Rachael also recommends speaking to the Elders or lands council of a community for traditional place name information.

How do I find Aboriginal place names?

You can find your traditional place name by referring to the AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia. Rachael also recommends speaking to the Elders or lands council of a community for traditional place name information.

What does angourie mean in Aboriginal?

the tailfeather of a seagull
Angourie is such a unique name. Does it have any significant meaning? It’s the name of a beach in New South Wales, Australia, that my grandmother and my mum lived on. It’s an aboriginal word meaning: the tailfeather of a seagull.

What is the indigenous name of my suburb?

We hope you find this list useful for Acknowledgements of Country and addressing letters….List of Traditional Place names.

Town/Suburb Aboriginal Country
Sydney Gadigal people of the Eora nation
Tamworth Gomeroi

What does Matta mean in Aboriginal?

The Burramatta people belonged to the Darug people of the Sydney area, and in that Aboriginal language ‘burra’ means eel and ‘matta’ means place. Before the invasion the Darug people lived in this area which was rich in food from the river and forests.

What is the indigenous name for manly?

Manly Aboriginal Heritage The Gayemagal lived in the Manly area and thrived due to the abundance of food resources like fish, shellfish and animals. Evidence of these can be found in the middens all over the coastal area.

What is the meaning of Turramurra?

big hill
Turramurra was named after an Aboriginal word meaning ‘big hill’. When the northern line of the railway was opened on 1 January 1890 the suburb was called Eastern Road. This was changed to Turramurra on 14 December 1890, as it was thought more appropriate to have an Aboriginal name.

What does Moorabbin mean in Aboriginal language?

Moorabbin comes from the Indigenous word moorooboon or mooroobin – believed to be of Kulin language – which means one of either ‘resting place’ or ‘mother’s milk’. The present-day suburb of Moorabbin received its name in 1909 following changes from the previous South Brighton (1857) and Brighton South (1886).

What does Cabramatta mean in Aboriginal?

Higher up the water
Cabramatta: claimed to be from Aboriginal words “cabra” (an edible freshwater grub) and “matta” (place or locality). Also said to mean “Higher up the water” or the “Head of the waters”.

What does narwee mean?

sun
Narwee is an Aboriginal word meaning “sun”, an appropriate name for an area once called ‘Sunning Hill Farm’. The language and dialect it was derived from is unclear.