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Title The land is a map : placenames of indigenous origin in Australia / edited by Luise Hercus, Flavia Hodges, Jane Simpson.

Publication Info. Canberra : ANU E Press, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 304 pages)
Contents Indigenous Placenames: An Introduction -- The Concept Of Place Among The Arrernte -- Transparency Versus Opacity In Aboriginal Placenames -- Changing Places: European And Aboriginal Styles -- Is It Really A Placename? -- On The Translatability Of Placenames In The Wik Region, Cape York Peninsula -- Names And Naming: Speaking Forms Into Place -- 'I'm Going To Where-Her-Brisket-Is': Placenames In The Roper -- The Archaism And Linguistic Connections Of Some Yir-Yoront Tract-Names -- Some Remarks On Placenames In The Flinders -- Blown To Witewitekalk: Placenames And Cultural Landscapes In North-West Victoria -- Weeding Out Spurious Etymologies: Toponyms On The Adelaide Plains -- Placenames In Yuwaalaraay, Yuwaaliyaay And Gamilaraay Languages Of North-West New South Wales -- Naming The Dead Heart: Hillier's Map And Reuther's Gazetteer Of 2,468 Placenames In North-Eastern South Australia -- 'What Name?': The Recording Of Indigenous Placenames In The Western Desert Of South Australia -- 'What They Call That In The Whites?': Ngiyampaa And Other Placenames In A New South Wales Ngurrampaa -- Creating Aborlginal Placenames: Applied Philology In Armidale City -- Reclaiming Through Renaming: The Reinstatement Of Kaurna Toponyms In Adelaide And The Adelaide Plains -- Appendix: Guidelines For The Recording And Use Of Aborlginal And Torres Strait Islander Placenames.
Summary "The entire Australian continent was once covered with networks of Indigenous placenames. These names often evoke important information about features of the environment and their place in Indigenous systems of knowledge. On the other hand, placenames assigned by European settlers and officials are largely arbitrary, except for occasional descriptive labels such as 'river, lake, mountain'. They typically commemorate people, or unrelated places in the Northern hemisphere."--Cover.
Subject Names, Geographical -- Australia.
Names, Geographical. (OCoLC)fst01032409
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Added Author Hercus, L. A. (Luise Anna), 1926-2018
Hodges, Flavia.
Simpson, Jane (Professor of indigenous linguistics)
ISBN 9781921536571 (electronic bk.)
1921536578 (electronic bk.)
9781921536564 (Print version)
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