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Which “Awabakal” called the river “Coquun”? Re-thinking what I thought I knew about some indigenous words.
Biraban, also known to the whites as "M'Gill", collaborated with Lancelot Threlkeld in compiling a record of his people's language. Portrait by Alfred Agate, 1839.

Which “Awabakal” called the river “Coquun”? Re-thinking what I thought I knew about some indigenous words.

Like a lot of people, I am fascinated by the indigenous history of the part of Australia in which I live. I’m frustrated by the paucity of teaching of this…

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Pet emu ate the engine nuts: a guided tour of 1920s Swansea
Swansea Bridge, NSW, as it was

Pet emu ate the engine nuts: a guided tour of 1920s Swansea

Nearly every weekend and holiday from the mid-1920s to 1930, Maitland boy Neville Chant spent at Swansea with his family in their weekender on Black Neds Bay. Now more than…

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