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Type: Text
Title: 'Pikkara' (McLaren Vale)
Other Titles: Place Name Summary (PNS) 4.3.1/06
Author: Schultz, Chester
Publisher: Chester Schultz
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2013
Abstract: As the name of a railway stopping place on the former Willunga line, ‘Pikkara’ was approved by the SA government’s Nomenclature Committee on 10th January 1946. The name was a mis-transcription of rikkara, the word for ‘south’ in the Ngarrindjeri language of the Lower Murray Lakes. Their source was probably Taplin’s Folklore of the South Australian Aborigines (1879).
Keywords: Ngarrindjeri language
Willunga railway
Aboriginal place-names
South Australia geography
Kaurna Warra Pintyandi
Appears in Collections:Southern Kaurna Place Names Essays

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