[Ads-l] Interdating of "wombat"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 19 11:48:58 UTC 2014


The OED's first quotation is of a 1798 "womat", their second is an 1827
"woombacks", their third an 1847 "wombat".

Here's an earlier spelling of "wombat".

1826, Trove:

[Begin]
These men are excellent hunters, being always in at the death at
soon at the dogs, which they constantly cheer by imitating
the voice of the kangaroo or wombat.
[End]

"INTERESTING EXTRACT FROM THE HOBART TOWN GAZETTE." The Sydney Gazette and
New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) 29 Nov 1826: 3. Web. 19 Dec
2014 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2187014>.

Hugo

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