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Place Names in Queensland, New Zealand and the Pacific

A. Martin

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Find out how places in Queensland, New Zealand, New Guinea and the Pacific area got their names.

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.

 Here's a few Examples:

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.

This ebook is a the same as the CD version from Archive Digital Books Australasia which is available from Gould Genealogy & other retailers. This CD contains high quality scanned images of the whole original volume, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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Publisher Archive Digital Books Australia
Author A. Martin
Date (1944) 2010
Pages 111

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