Re: birding-aus Aboriginal Bird Names

To: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Aboriginal Bird Names
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 17:41:24 +0900
Gosh Lozza, you never fail to amaze me. You are a man of such wide and
varied talents. I'm most impressed, where did you get all this stuff from?
Cheers and be good, not like me with foot mostly in mouth. Tony.

Your other note on spellcheckers, yes it's insidious how that
Americanization ( note with a z), is corrupting proper English as she
should be spoke.

At 09:47  16/08/99 +1000, you wrote:
>S Cooney wrote:
>> >From time to time mention is made of the names the Aboriginals have for
>> birds.
>> Is there a site or reference that would allow to explore this further,
>> especially in relation to the Bunurong or Woiworung tribes that occupied
>> the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne?
>Not that I know of.  However, part of my site deals with Djabwurrung and
>Dhauwurdwurrung (aka Gunditjmara) faunal vocabularies, and these are related
>languages from SW Victoria to Bunwurrung (Bunurong) and Woiwurrung.  They're
>more like dialects of a wider Kulin language in fact.  Go to:
>Cheers -- Lawrie
>3 Gezireh Street, Pascoe Vale South,
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