Place Names in Queensland, New Zealand and the Pacific - EBOOK

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Media: EBOOK - download
File format: PDF file 3MB (111 pages)
Author: A. Martin
Year: (1944) 2023
ISBN: 9781921893902
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

Written in 1944, this book is an interesting look at how places in Queensland, New Zealand, New Guinea and the Pacific area got their names.


Condamine, River
Thomas de la Condamine was aide-de-camp and military secretary to Governor Darling. He was mainly instrumental in founding a circulating library in 1826 out of which grew the great N.S.W. public library of today.

From a legend telling how a tatara mat was thrown over a slave by a chief who then claimed him as his property.

Hood’s Island
A name bestowed by Cook to an island in the Marquesas after the midshipman who first saw it His surname is derived from an old Anglo-Saxon word for ‘hat.’

Fairfax Harbour
Name bestowed by Moresby in honour of his father, Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby, who had been Commander-in-chief in the Pacific.


High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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  • Place Names in Queensland

    Posted by Glenis Cislowski on 25th Aug 2023

    Very Happy with this CD Very informative on place names of the region

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