origin of sydney suburb names

Often there aren't much more than wild guesses as to the origin. As the site of the convict built Great North Road though, it’s speculated that it could mean ‘hill crossing’.The meaning and origin of ‘tuggerawong’ is unknown, but believed to be connected in the Awabakal language to the etymology of ‘tuggerah’.Toukley probably derived from the longer ‘toukley oukley’, which mean ‘rough on one side’ or ‘many brambles’ in the Darkinjung language.Understood to be part of the Awabakal language, the meaning of ‘wadalba’ is not entirely known.

An Awabakal which may refer to the area’s prominent lookout spot, or may reference the mountain kangaroo that once populated the area in abundance.The name of the language they spoke was also ‘Awaba’.A stone axe was carried on the youth’s first hunting expedition, and whatever was captured was brought back to the ‘bora ring’, or ceremonial ground, where the initiation of manhood took place.In the Darkinjung language, ‘narara’ was the name of a small black snake – or worm – native to the area. Suburbs are listed here if they are inside the Sydney metro area, and are listed in the Geographical Names Register as being suburbs. Also, this particular spelling may be an anglicized form of the original Aboriginal name, since it is close in appearance to English (sur)names like Coleby and Colby. The suburb had its name changed around 1957 to it's current non-specific one.I tried to make a map showing what person, place, or thing each suburb of Sydney is named after.I live in Point Clare & have been supposing it's named after the suburb in Montreal. L. Lakelands. But don't hold your breath, this one took me quite some time.www.triplem.com.au/story/meanings-behind-central-coast-suburb-names-33770http://lmg.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Riverwood.htmlPress J to jump to the feed. What's very often the case, is that a suburb was named after some old property within the suburb.

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcutsThank you. The suburb name was approved in 1990. Some sources say the meaning is ‘cold place’ or ‘to shiver’, others say it is ‘savannah grasslands’. The word itself is believed to mean ‘rib bones’ and refers to the smallness and nimbleness of the worm.May have been used to refer to a ‘stone knife’ in the Darkinjung language.It’s made up of the “ourin” (may be ‘oorin’), which meant ‘belt of manhood’ and the ‘bora ring’ where initiation ceremonies took place.Owing to the use of the word by the Kaurna people of South Australia, it’s assumed ‘yattalunga’ derives from ‘yertala’ or ‘yattala’ meaning ‘cascade waterfall’.The area is the traditional land of the Awabakal people, who spread from Wollombi to the Lower Hunter River.Traditionally the land of the Darkinjung people, it derives from the two words meaning horse (Yarraman) and place (long).Originally the name of the entire Lake Macquarie region, it’s believed to mean ‘a flat or plain surface’.It’s assumed so, because in the Awabakal language, ‘takara’ means ‘cold’.The Aboriginal origins of ‘kangy angy’ are somewhat unknown. There are a few names that seem to be just descriptive, but I wasn't sure. It’s thought to correspond to the word ‘wyongah’, from which Wyong has derived.The meaning of ‘tuggerah’ is not agreed upon.

Please?Bendigo , if you boil it down, is derived from Hebrew.Thanks. "www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/files/sharedassets/website/document-library/governance/boundaries/origin-of-suburbs.pdfYeah, the ship was named after the region in Indiawww.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/AboutCampbelltown/History/HistoryofoursuburbsAvonlea (like Anne of Green Gables) was the initial preferred name, but the Secretary of Railways objected, citing no reason to change the name.

Meaning, 'a large hole in the ground', the town takes its name from a nearby cave (Yallingup Caves) or originally, "Ngilgi's Cave". For this list, the boundaries of the Sydney metro area are defined as the Hawkesbury/Nepean River in the north/north west, and then the outer boundaries of the City of Penrith , Camden Council , the City of Campbelltown and Sutherland Shire . Origins and history of our suburb names Every wondered where our suburbs got their names? This sort of stuff is really interesting, I agree.Summer hill is probably geographical. Eventually, the name "Riverwood" got approved.Cookies help us deliver our Services. The grant to George Hall of 600 acres, on Marramarra Ridge, was given the name 'Arcadia', from the mythology of a rural It perfectly encapsulates this suburb.

The ethnic origin of some surnames is, of course, ambiguous: names such as Lee and Kim, for example. The word ‘ettalong’ was likely of the Guringai language, and meant ‘drinking place’.In the Darkinjung language, it’s believed ‘dooralong’ was a type of timber that made the best spears.The double name is believed to be a corruption of the Darkinjung word meaning ‘much water’.The repetition is assumed to signify the enormity of the water channel, but it is unclear whether that was an intention of the original language.Also spelt as ‘tombi ombi’, it’s believed to mean ‘loud roar of a raging torrent’ in the Awabakal languge.Yarraman might have a linguistic connection to the words ‘yira’ and ‘yera’, meaning large teeth.Of the Awabakal language, meaning ‘fire’ or ‘place of bushfires’.Perhaps one of the most universally hated and loved suburb names in Australia, ‘watanobbi’ is often erroneously said to be derived from the Japanese surname ‘Watanobe’.Believed to mean ‘snakes indeed’ in the Darkinjung language.Sometimes written as ‘Betonga’ on early maps, it’s believed to mean ‘oyster’ in the Guringai language (Kuringgai, Ku-ring-gai). I don't know about the origins of the name beyond that the suburb hugs Salt Pan Creek.Could you clarify that?

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