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Our word of the week is Kee-bumAccording to Item 05:...

12/02/2016



Our word of the week is Kee-bum

According to Item 05: ‘Aboriginal words and names chiefly from the Upper Clarence River Dialect, collected by Thomas George Hewitt of Grafton and Lismore’, ca. 1909 and transcribed with additional notes by Robert L. Dawson, 6 June 1938, Kee-bum means “moon”

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