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2010-09-17 11:50:00

A study conducted by an Australian science agency has discovered signs that the country's ancient Aborigines may have been the world's first astronomers, pre-dating Stonehenge by more than a thousand years. Professor Ray Norris, of the Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO), said detailed knowledge of the stars through songs and stories had been passed down through generations by the Aboriginal people, whose history dates back tens of thousands of years. "We know there's...


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Bunyip
2013-08-13 11:37:27

The Bunyip is from Aboriginal mythology. It is a large creature that lives in the swamps, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes of South Eastern Australia. However, stories of the Bunyip have been told throughout Australia. Written accounts of the creature were made by European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century as they colonized across the country. Today’s translation of the word Bunyip in the Aborigine language means “devil” or evil spirit. The actual word Bunyip didn’t appear in...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.