Canberra is believed to come from an aboriginal word meaning what?
The name "Canberra" is believed to come from an aboriginal word meaning "meeting place". ...
What is the name of the South Australian place which comes from the aboriginal phrase to sit down and rest?
The name of 'Ceduna' is thought to have come from the Aboriginal word meaning â€œ A place to restâ€. Ceduna is on the southwest coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. ...
Where did aboriginal Australians originally come from?
Recent DNA evidence indicates that the Australian Aborigines originated on the Indian subcontinent. ...
Asked in Bilbies
Where does the bilby's name come from?
Like many Australian native animals, the word 'bilby' comes from an aboriginal dialect. Specifically, it is from the aboriginal language Yuwaalaraay and is said to mean "long-nosed rat". This is in reference to the fact that the bilby is a small marsupial with a long snout. ...
Asked in Animal Life
Where do budgarigars come from?
Budgerigars are a native Australian bird. I once read that the word budgerigar was an Australian Aboriginal word for 'tastes good' but I think that may have been a joke. The original native bird is green. They still live in large flocks in country Australia. ...
Asked in Song Meanings
What is the meaning of the song beds are burning?
Written by the Australian band Midnight Oil in 1987, this is a song about Aboriginal civil rights and land reform. It is condemning the crimes perpetrated against Australia's native population by white people over the Centuries, calling for Aborigines to be given back their ancestral lands and treated as equals, and asks how Australian society can live with itself when it knows of the injustices meted out to the Aboriginal population (hence the lines "How can we dance when our luck is...
Asked in Domestic Dogs
How did the three dog night come up with their name?
I've heard it before that the name came from an Australian Aboriginal tribe that would measure how cold it was at night by the number of dogs they had to sleep with to stay warm. ...
Asked in Word and Phrase Origins
Where does the word lady originate from?
From Old English hlæfdige meaning woman of a household, wife of a lord. The original literal meaning was "a maid who kneads" as in bread. Its current meaning of a superior woman in society dates from after the Norman invasion, although in American English it has come to mean any "proper" woman i.e. not a prostitute or a young woman/teenager. ...