To: Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Re: DONGA
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 19:27:13 +1000
Tom and Dixie wrote:
> At the outset I must apologize for the non-birding question.  However,
> being a non-native speaker I often have trouble understanding Australian
> context.  The question is: " what is the meaning of the word DONGA?   Tom,
> The Yank from Oregon  <>

According to the Glossary of Cave and Karst Terms by the Australian
Speleological Federation:
  DONGA - In the Nullarbor Plain a shallow, closed depression, several
  deep and hundreds of metres across, with a flat clay-loam floor and
  gentle slopes.

There appear to be other definitions e.g. "Dry as a dead dingo's donga"
which I'll leave to your imagination.  :)

Paul Taylor                                 Veni, vidi, tici -
                       I came, I saw, I ticked.

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