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Aboriginal Placenames

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  1. Aboriginal placenames around Port Jackson and Botany Bay, New South Wales, Australia: Sources and uncertainties Val Attenbrow
  2. Reinstating Aboriginal placenames around Port Jackson and Botany Bay Jakelin Troy and Michael Walsh
  3. The recognition of Aboriginal placenames in New South Wales Greg Windsor
  4. New insights into Gundungurra place naming Jim Smith
  5. The methodology of reconstructing Indigenous placenames: Australian Capital Territory and south-eastern New South Wales Harold Koch


  1. Toponymic books and the representation of Indigenous identities Laura Kostanski
  2. Reviving old Indigenous names for new purposes Laura Kostanski and Ian D. Clark
  3. Reconstruction of Aboriginal microtoponymy in western and central Victoria: Case studies from Tower Hill, the Hopkins River, and Lake Boga Ian Clark

South Australia & Central Australia

  1. ‘Aboriginal names of places in Southern South Australia’ Placenames in the Norman B. Tindale collection of papers Paul Monaghan
  2. Why Mulligan is not just another Irish name: Lake Callabonna, South Australia J.C. McEntee
  3. Murkarra, a landscape nearly forgotten: The Arabana country of the noxious insects, north and northwest of Lake Eyre Luise Hercus
  4. Some area names in the far north-east of South Australia Luise Hercus
  5. Placenames of central Australia: European records and recent experience Richard Kimber

Northern Australia

  1. Naming Bardi places Claire Bowern
  2. Dog-people: The meaning of a north Kimberley story Mark Clendon
  3. ‘Where the spear sticks up’: The variety of locatives in placenames in the Victoria River District, Northern Territory Patrick McConvell
  4. ‘This place already has a name’ Melanie Wilkinson, Dr R. Marika and Nancy M. Williams
  5. Manankurra: What’s in a name? Placenames and emotional geographies John J. Bradley and Amanda Kearney
  6. Kurtjar placenames Paul Black


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