Lake Borrie

To: "Tony Russell" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: Lake Borrie
From: "Reid" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 13:36:48 +1000

I had asked this question of an acquaintance at the Australian National
Placenames Survey (based at Macquarie University, and the aim of which is to
record all known Australian names, documenting their origin, meaning,
history, cultural significance, map reference and location) and
unfortunately their name database is not yet up and running.  There was no
reference to 'Borrie' in any of the reference books close to hand.

As far as I know, the term 'borrie' is another name for the spice commonly
called tumeric.

Or perhaps you are referring the the Macquarie Dictionary definition of the
slang term?


Ralph Reid

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