[Tagging] Colby's "Instructions for the Interior Survey of Ireland" (Was: Strange tags)

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
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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