[Tagging] Colby's "Instructions for the Interior Survey of Ireland" (Was: Strange tags)
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Tue Oct 1 10:41:44 UTC 2019
On 01/10/19 09:00, Andrew Davidson wrote:
> On 30/9/19 22:42, Philip Barnes wrote:
>> Which is how we end up with River Avon, avon (afon in welsh) meaning
>> river hence River River.
> At least they asked. In Australia it was a bunch of white guys
> traveling around saying: that's Botany Bay, that's Cape Howe, that's
> Mount Upstart, that's....that's...what day is it?...Thursday Island.
That did change to asking the Aborigines for 'what place is that?"
and getting the response such as 'place over the water' "Kirribilli".
There was a NSW Surveyor General who asked his surveyors to ask the
local tribes men for the local names... I did run across it once.
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