Barngarla Toponyms (Place Names)

 

  • Biddle’s Station = Doolilya

  • Biddle’s Station nearby spring = Goolyoomooldoo

  • Boston Island = Goorilyali

  • Charlton = Gidyali

  • Cobler’s Friend Hill = Gooli Booroo (cf. boori “hill”)

  • Emu Bottom = Ganana

  • Winter’s Hill = Ganana Boori

  • Fountain (The) = Balana

  • Green Hill = Walga Boori (“sticking-out hill/mountain”)

  • Happy Valley = wara

  • Kirton Point = Boonoo Moodla (“lagoon nose”)

  • Lipson Cove = Boodloo

  • Marble Range = Gadamana

  • Mount Gawler = Gardma                      

  • Mount Hill = Boori (“hill, mountain”)

  • Mount Liverpool = Gooruala (“crown of the head, vertex”)

  • Mount Dutton = Miranda

  • Mount Greenly = Milaba

  • Mount Greenly nearby Salt Lake = Boowana

  • Mount Hawson = Winabi

  • Mount Pulbalye (between Mount Dutton and

  • Mount Greenly) = Boolbalya  (cf. boolba “dust”)

  • North-East and Northern Country = Gayala

  • Northside Hill = Gadhai

  • The Place where Goolgooldoo is reported to have speared Mr Dark = Waragada

  • Point Bolingbroke = Ganyanggoonoo

  • Port Lincoln Site = Galinyala

  • River XXX = Goonda

  • Sleaford Mere = Gooyabidni

  • South-East Coast and Country = Wardadi

  • South-West Country = Wailbi

  • Spencer Gulf Island (where Midlala is said to reside) = Gabigarnga

  • Spencer Gulf another island (SECRET, SACRED) = Moongaldana

  • Stamford Hill = Gaidyaba (cf. gaidya “small”)

  • Swamp (The) = Dawala

  • Thistle Island = Noondala

  • Tod River (the salty part) = Ngalda Warda  (cf. ngaldai “barracooda”;  warda “stem”, wardana “sea”)

  • Western Downs (west of the Salt Lake) = Goolimbiri

  • Whites Station = Dalala

  • Water hole near Port Lincoln = Boorana