TITLE

The etymology of Coober Pedy, South Australia

AUTHOR(S)
Naessan, Petter
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Aboriginal History;2010, Vol. 34, p217
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the etymology of the name of the opal mining town Coober Pedy in northern South Australia. It particularly examines the impact that the arrival of white miners after 1915 might have had on the name. The author comments on the Aboriginal word "kupa," meaning "whitefella," and "piá¹­i," meaning "quarry." The article also reflects on the history of the area and discusses several groups of Aboriginal Australians, including the Arabana, Yankunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjara, and Anangu, or Western Desert people.
ACCESSION #
59411688

 

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