Our word of the week is Kool Boo Kool Bum
According to Aboriginal words and names, Upper Clarence River dialect, collected by Thomas George Hewitt, ca. 1909; with introduction, notes and index by Robert L. Dawson, 1936, Kool Boo Kool Bum means “magpie”.
According to the David R Horton map Kool boo Kool Bum most likely originated from the Bundjalung Language group.
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It is important to note that these records were written in most cases about Aboriginal languages by non - Aboriginal people. For this reason, the written words may not accurately reflect the ways in which an oral language was spoken and transmitted.