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Title: Toward an Australian Place-Name Society: Techniques to be employed in a New-World Context
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S  (author)
Publication Date: 1962
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Abstract: "Once the land stretched away without names. Nameless headlands split the surf ; nameless lakes reflected nameless mountains ; and nameless rivers flowed through nameless valleys into nameless bays. Men came at last, tribe following tribe, speaking different languages and thinking different thoughts. According to their ways of speech and thought they gave names, and in their generations laid their bones by the streams and hills they had named. But even when tribes and languages had vanished, some of those old names, reshaped, still lived in the speech of those who followed." G. R. Stewart, Names on the Land. 'New York', 1945. These are the words which open a general survey of place-names in the United States of America. Although they are used of the New World, they are, as they stand, also applicable to Europe.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Onoma: Journal of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences, X(2), p. 249-257
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Place of Publication: Belgium
ISSN: 1783-1644
Field of Research (FOR): 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
160101 Anthropology of Development
160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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