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The land is a map : placenames of indigenous origin in Australia / edited by Luise Hercus, Flavia Hodges, Jane Simpson
Bib ID 679668
Format BookBook
Description Canberra : Pandanus Books, c2002 
xxiv, 304 p. : ill., maps, port. ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 1740760204
1740760204
1740760204
1740760204
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. Very little is known about this system, but this book covers everything that is known.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subjects Names, Geographical - Aboriginal Australian - Congresses.  |  Names, Geographical - Australia - Congresses.
Other authors/contributors Hercus, L. A. (Luise Anna), 1926-  |  Hodges, Flavia  |  Simpson, Jane Helen

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