[Ads-l] Antedating of "kookaburra"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 19 11:13:49 UTC 2014

kookaburra (OED: 1890)


This aboriginal was seen carrying in his hand a
kookaburra (laughing jackass), a friend of his (Mr Hill) asked
him what ho was going to do with the bird ? " Sell it," was the

"LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY." The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) 25
Jan 1871: 2. Web. 19 Dec 2014 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13210367>.


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