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The Australian National Dictionary Centre

The Australian National Dictionary Centre staff edit Oxford Australian dictionaries at the Australian National University. They blog at ozwords.org

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kangaroo

Kangaroo: the international and regional word

26 January is Australia Day, a commemoration of the day in 1788 when Governor Arthur Phillip and his fleet of ships arrived in Australia, in the area that would become Sydney, in order to establish a convict colony. Governor Phillip had in his possession a list of Aboriginal words, provided to him by the botanist […]

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