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Our word of the week is Kenadla

Yellow box with designs and a brown writing

Each week, the Indigenous Services Branch of the State Library of NSW will be posting an Indigenous ‘word of the week’ from collection material available on the Rediscovering Indigenous Languages Website

This week's word is Kenadla which, according to the Queensland place names (1900, Box 5 Folder 2) means "The Gilbert River".


If you want to get involved, you can help us by transcribing our diaries, letters, manuscripts and records. Click here to find out more. 


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.