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The Coorong is a national park and lagoon ecosystem in South Australia (Australia), 156 km southeast of Adelaide. Its name is thought to be a corruption of the local Aboriginal people's word kurangh, meaning "long neck"; a reference to the shape of the lagoon system. The name is also thought to be from the Aboriginal word Coorang, "sand dune", a reference to the sand dunes that can be seen between the park and the Southern Ocean. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coorong_National_Park
Named after the aboriginal word for 'red ant' and renowned for its towering peanut silos, Kingaroy is home to several quality wineries located both in town and scattered through the surrounding countryside. From shiraz to chardonnay, the range is wide and quality is high. This rich agricultural area is producing a host of gourmet delights, including olives and cheeses, to complement the wines and more traditional crops such as peanuts!
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Where's Wobbegong? Can you spot the 6-foot-long shark in this picture from the waters off Lady Elliot Island? The shark is called a Wobbegong - an aboriginal word meaning "shaggy beard." The name refers to the beardlike growths around the shark's mouth.
Kookaburra's cackle 'new' to WA
A Kookaburra with its prey. "Kookaburra" is an eastern Aboriginal word that, like many Noongar bird names, mimics the bird's chortling cry. According to one Aboriginal story, the kookaburras' morning chorus was a signal for the sky people to light the great fire of the sun that illuminates and warms the earth.
Kirribili Point in Sydney Harbor - The name Kirribilli is derived from an Aboriginal word Kiarabilli, which means 'good fishing spot'. Kirribilli is one of Australia's older suburbs, with the first land grants in the area being granted by the colonial government during the 1790s. The Prime Minister's house on the point sits on land valued at fourteen million.