The Kongouro from New Holland (1772) by George Stubbs, commissioned after Captain James Cook returned from Australia with the word and pelts from the antipodean animal. Picture: National Maritime Museum
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Myth busting: where the word ‘kangaroo’ really came from – spoiler, it doesn’t mean ‘I don’t know’

Little did the European settlers know, but Australia’s indigenous peoples spoke more than 250 languages

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The Kongouro from New Holland (1772) by George Stubbs, commissioned after Captain James Cook returned from Australia with the word and pelts from the antipodean animal. Picture: National Maritime Museum
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