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  • Baaluk
    Black-boy tree
  • Baanga
    A camp
  • Baanya
    Camp
  • Baarlijan
    Platypus
    Baarmutha
    Number of small creeks
  • Babaneek
    Mother
  • Babarra
    Paddy melon stick
  • Babrook
    Heath
  • Baggarook
    Female
    Bahlaka
    Salt Bush
  • Bakali
    Quick
  • Balaar
    Weeping Myall
  • Balaka
    Content
  • Balamara
    Morning star
  • Balanda
    White man's settlement
  • Balargorang
    Kangaroo feeding ground
  • Balbadgerie
    Rock Wallaby hole
  • Balbiri
    Cloak fastening
  • Balcara
    Blue Dove
  • Balcundi
    Black Snake
  • Balerdodgery
    Small Plover
  • Balemo
    Rough-leaved Fig
  • Balerang
    Place of Swamp Oak
  • Balgoolya
    Marsupial Rat
  • Balgoon
    They
  • Balagorang 
    kangaroo feeding grounds
  • Ballaarat
    resting place
  • Ballang
    Head
  • Ballat
    Native Cherry
  • Ballawrie
    Bogan Lily
  • Ballee
    Native Cherry Wood
  • Ballima
    Distant
  • Ballin
    River
  • Ballook
    Blue Gum
  • Balluk
    Black Boy (plant)
  • Balloo
    Hill
  • Balumbah
    Rain
  • Balyata
    Firm or fixed
  • Bamarook
    Oval shield
  • Bambara
    Forest
  • Bambil
    Mistletoe
  • Bambra
    Mushroom
  • Bamburr
    Kangaroo
  • Bamburra
    Young woman
  • Banadgee
    Duck
  • Banarar
    Sky
  • Banarra
    Ear
  • Banawarra
    Limpet
  • Bandabanda
    Broken open or split
  • Bandaroo
    Rain
  • Bandianna
    bandy legged native lady
  • Banga
    Dwalf Zamia Palm
  • Bangalee
    The Shoalhaven River, NSW
  • Bangalow
    A low hill
  • Bangnalla
    Golden Perch
  • Bangoran
    Koala
  • Banjorah
    Koala
  • Banjuna
    Small Goana
  • Banndi
    Fish, Bream
  • Banool
    Hill
  • Banoon
    Sweet water
  • Banyandah
    Home on the water
  • Baragoon
    Acacia
  • Barakee
    Place of stone
  • Baralga
    native companion
  • Barana
    Black Duck
  • Baranbalee
    To the East
  • Barapa
    Wallaby
  • Baratook
    Plenty
  • Bardi
    Edible Grass-tree Grub
  • Barduk
    Near
  • Bareemal
    Large waterfall
  • Bareena
    Like Tea Tree
  • Barega
    Wind
  • Bareki
    Water
  • Baringa
    Light
  • Baringbah
    Swallow
  • Barinya
    A star
  • Barkool
    Two
  • Barmah
    Meeting place
  • Barambogie
    big waterhole
  • Baranbali
    towards the east
  • Baranduda 
    water rat
  • Baringa
    light
  • Barkala
    bush shades 
  • Barnawartha
    deaf and dumb
  • Barong
    Large river
  • Baronga
    Big water hole
  • Barongarook
    Running water
  • Barook
    Teal
  • Baroona
    Place far away
  • Baroondong
    Dark
  • Barraback
    Wound dressing
  • Barrabadeen
    Large deep waterhole
  • Barrabooka
    Hunting ground
  • Barrabool
    Man
  • Barragon
    Boomerang
  • Barralong
    Meeting of waters
  • Barranduna
    Brush Myrtle
  • Barrangah
    Bees
  • Barranjeep
    Strip of Possum skin
  • Barrawal
    The sea
  • Barrawarn
    Magpie
  • Barree
    Mountain
  • Barreenong
    Wattle blossom
  • Barremma
    white ironbark
  • Barreng
    Track
  • Barribinda
    To sit
  • Barrong
    Duck
  • Baruna
    Star

  • Barup
    Dew, water in drops
  • Barwidgee
    green mossy grass
  • Barwon
    Great River
  • Bathalook
    Goanna
  • Battiri
    Hard or rough
  • Realiba
    Redgum tree creek
  • Beeah
    Moon
  • Beebeethung
    Red
  • Beek-beek
    Emu
  • Beela
    River
  • Beelagur
    River people
  • Beeland
    Bag
  • Beelaradah
    Oak scrub
  • Beelbah
    Toe nail
  • Beelong
    Bay
  • Beenak
    Basket
  • Beenong
    Early morning
  • Beenup
    Digging place
  • Beereega
    Home of the Quail
  • Beereek
    Native cat
  • Beerin-beerin
    Bee-eater
  • Beeruk
    Summer
  • Beeyung
    Father
  • Bega
    Big camping place
  • Belar
    Place of Forest Oak
  • Belbourie
    Scrubby creek
  • Beelara
    Good
  • Bellata
    Throwing stick
  • Bellbowrie
    Red flowered Tea-tree
  • Belleringah
    River Crayfish
  • Bellombi
    no!
  • Belowrie
    White Bogan Lily
  • Bembooka
    High peak
  • Bemurrah
    Waterhole
  • Benalla
    Musk Duck
  • Benaroon
    Blackbutt
  • Benbullen
    High, quiet place
  • Bennabra
    Place of the Water Beech
  • Benwerrin
    Long hill
  • Berala
    Musk Duck
  • Beringama
    Ant hill
  • Beringo
    Kingfisher
  • Bermagui
    Canoe
  • Berong
    Large river
  • Berontha
    Crow
  • Berrabri
    Make haste
  • Berreep
    Kangaroo tail sinew
  • Berrigan
    emu bush
  • Berrima
    To the south
  • Berrimilla 
    kingfisher
  • Berring
    Flying Squirrel
  • Berringa
    Bee-eater
  • Berri-werri
    A crossing place
  • Berryarra
    A Queensland timber
  • Betcherrygah 
    budgerigar
  • Bethanga
    weed
  • Bethungra
    Black Mountain
  • Biara
    Banksia
  • Biarri
    To look for or hunt
  • Bibi
    Female breast
  • Bibil
    Box Tree
  • Bidala
    Goes away
  • Biddiarang
    Prickly Acacia
  • Biggie-billa 
    echidna 
  • Biggoon
    Water Rat
  • Bilara
    Barbed spear
  • Bilba
    Bullrushes
  • Bilbungra
    Pelican
  • Bilerong
    Place of Swamp Oak
  • Bilga
    Bees nest
  • Bilinga
    Magpie
  • Bilkurra
    Narrow-leaved Box Tree
  • Billang
    To push or roll
  • Billara
    Dead leaf
  • Billeang
    Bat
  • Billeroy
    Running creek
  • Billinudgel 
    good view
  • Biloola
    Cockatoo
  • Bilyan
    To throw off cloak
  • Bilyara
    Eaglehawk
  • Bimbadeen
    place of many birds
  • Bimbimbie
    deep water
  • Bimbiang
    Large Flathead
  • Bimbil
    Poplar-leaved Box Tree
  • Binalong
    Toward the high place
  • Binang
    Tomorrow
  • Binara
    Frilled Lizzard
  • Binburra
    White Beech
  • Binda
    Sea Weed
  • Binda 
    green place
  • Bindana
    Thunder
  • Bindaree
    Abandoned country
  • Bindarree
    Big water
  • Bindarreegah
    Native Pine Tree
  • Bindelong
    Honey Eaters
  • Bindi
    Cloak fastening
  • Binga
    Salt-bush
  • Bingami
    Mopoke
  • Bingara
    A creek
  • Bingarra
    Tree bark
  • Bingun
    Mud
  • Binnack
    Snowy River Mahogany
  • Binnap
    Species of Eucalyptus
  • Binnari
    Climb
  • Binnuk
    Basket
  • Binowee
    A green place
  • Binya
    Mountain
  • Binyara
    Mistletoe
  • Binyooro
    Cord
  • Birak
    Summer
  • Birdup 
    outlook 

  • Biriwa
    Spear
  • Biroomba
    Plover
  • Birraginbil
    Place of Leeches
  • Birralee
    Children
  • Birrana
    Throwing stick
  • Birrarung
    The Yarra River
  • Birredoow
    Youth
  • Birregurra
    Springs in the creek
  • Birrie
    Danger
  • Birriebongie
    The Cormarant
  • Birrimba
    Plover
  • Birritirri
    Black Box Tree
  • Birrong
    Star
  • Birrumba
    Plover
  • Birruna
    Dangerous
  • Birubi
    The Southern Cross
  • Boanyoo
    hunting place
  • Boelgi
    Willow
  • Bogabilla
    Rivers and swamps
  • Boganya
    Bandicoot
  • Bogabri
    Emu with young
  • Boggabri
    rain bird
  • Bogong
    Large Moth
  • Bolool
    Night
  • Bolwarra
    High
  • Bombala
    Meeting of waters
  • Bonegilla
    Large cattle camp
  • Bontherambo
    liver
  • Booah
    Mahogany
  • Boobera
    Large water hole
  • Boobyinda
    Narrow-leaved Red Ironbark
  • Boodarra
    Water in caves
  • Boogoodoogada 
    place of frogs 
  • Bookabooda
    Native Gooseberry
  • Bookang
    Night
  • Bookodi
    Rain
  • Bookooloo
    YesterdayBool
    Water
  • Boola
    Two
  • Boolalod
    Creek
  • Boolarong
    Plenty
  • Boolaroo
    Many miles
  • Boolea
    Cold
  • Boolee
    Whirlwind
  • Boolgana
    Kangaroo
  • Boolkuruna
    Homesick
  • Booligal
    A windy place
  • Boolimba
    Right
  • Boolong
    Two
  • Boolongena
    Emu
  • Boolool
    Dark
  • Booloot
    Above
  • Booltaroo
    Canoe
  • Boolungal
    Pelican
  • Boolyaroo
    Soft clay
  • Boolyia
    Those two
  • Boolyunga
    Canoe
  • Boomarrah
    Native Plum
  • Boona
    Swampy country
  • Boonabaroo
    Blue Crane
  • Boonal
    Plentiful grass
  • Boonaroo
    Mulga Tree
  • Boonda
    To bite
  • Boondar
    Kangaroo
  • Boonderoo
    Stony country
  • Boondi
    Water over rocks
  • Boongil
    Emu
  • Boonkuna
    Growing
  • Boonoona
    White ground
  • Boonyarra
    Slow or lazy
  • Booral
    Large or high
  • Booralie
    Star
  • Boorameel
    Emu
  • Booran
    Ant
  • Boorana
    Smoke
  • Boorandarra
    Black Duck
  • Boorangee
    To get up
  • Boorara
    Magic Snake
  • Boorawa
    Wild Turkey
  • Booreana
    White
  • Booreeah
    Turpentine Tree
  • Booreen
    Dark
  • Booreera
    Native Plum
  • Booreen
    Night
  • Boorilook
    Fly
  • Booringal
    Black Water Hen
  • Boorlee
    Star
  • Booroi
    Children
  • Booromi
    Wind
  • Booron
    Night
  • Boorong
    Big rock
  • Boorongong
    Hunting grounds
  • Boorooda
    Ant
  • Boorooee
    Darkness
  • Boorook
    Warm
  • Booroola
    Plenty
  • Booroolong
    A Fly
  • Booroolum
    Quail
  • Boorooma
    Home of the Swan
  • Booroora
    Three
  • Boorooree
    Black or dark
  • Boorooroo
    Old
  • Booragul
    summer
  • Boorea
    turpentine tree
  • Bor Bor
    a circular piece of bark
  • Boroke 
    butterfly
  • Boorrai
    struggle
  • Booroowal
    Day
  • Boorrang
    Fog or mist
  • Boorri
    Fire
  • Boorrinn
    Dark
  • Boorun
    Fog
  • Booyal
    South
  • Booyanga
    Egg
  • Booyangan
    Female
  • Booyong
    Ironwood Trees
  • Booyung
    Stranger
  • Boree
    Weeping Myall
  • Booreea
    Turpentine Tree
  • Boringkoot
    Wild Raspberry
  • Boroinu
    Night
  • Borral
    Spearhead
  • Borung
    Broad-leaved Mallee Scrub
  • Bowaga
    Stringybark growing
  • Bowarri
    Moon
  • Bowral
    Pleasant
  • Boyanga
    Egg
  • Braak
    Cockatoo
  • Brakani
    Blackfellow
  • Brewarrina
    Acacia clumps
  • Briagolong
    Swamp plain
  • Bringah
    Star
  • Broula
    Place of trickling water
  • Bruck-bruck
    Sheoak Tree
  • Bucaan
    Running stream
  • Budgerabong
    Big tree
  • Bularra
    Several waters
  • Bulemba
    Flying Squirrel
  • Bulga
    Single mountain
  • Bulgana
    Beef
  • Bulganna
    Big or plenty
  • Bullando
    A grass
  • Bullarto
    Abundance
  • Bullawang
    Red-breasted Robin
  • Bullook
    Swamp
  • Bullowa
    Flower
  • Buln-buln
    Lyre Bird
  • Boloke
    Place for frogs
  • Bulla Bulla
    green parrot 
  • Bullai bullai 
    north wind
  • Bultarro
    black wallaby
  • Bulumba
    A camp
  • Bulwarra
    Pelican
  • Bulyee
    Wattle
  • Bunbulama
    Goddess of the rain
  • Bunburra
    Black
  • Bundaburrah
    Red Kangaroo
  • Bundah
    Frost
  • Bundala
    A large person
  • Bundaleer
    many flying squirrels 
  • Bundanoon
    Place of deep gullies
  • Bundara
    Sky
  • Bundarie
    Treeless plain
  • Bundarra
    Stone tomahawk
  • Bunderra 
    among the hills
  • Bundilla
    Meeting waters
  • Bungadool
    Short
  • Bungalook
    Stringybark
  • Bungama
    Good
  • Bungana
    Elderly
  • Bungaree
    Hut
  • Bungarung
    Jew Lizzard
  • Bungawitta
    Home of the Possum
  • Bungeet
    Swamp
  • Bungendore
    Place of Gum Blossom
  • Bungil
    A term of respect
  • Bungobittah 
    bird's nest 
  • Bungoona
    Sandy creek
  • Bungoora
    Tortoise
  • Buni 
    home of the possum 
  • Buninyong
    Hill like knee
  • Bunna-bunna
    Big creek
  • Bunnerong
    Jew Lizzard
  • Bunngarra
    Large Goanna
  • Bungawitta 
    flies 
  • Bun-yal 
    many owls 
  • Bunyarra
    Sweet
  • Bunyule
    Hill
  • Burandong
    Night
  • Burgan
    Mountain Tea-tree
  • Burbugate 
    black swan
  • Burilda 
    place of possums 
  • Burilla
    Moon
  • Burlamatta 
    tree 
  • Burnu 
    a great warrior
  • Buronga
    Daylight
  • Burongi
    Night
  • Burra
    Big stone
  • Burra Burra 
    place of the swan 
  • Burrabee
    Blood
  • Burrabil
    Light
  • Burrabogie
    Big bathing hole
  • Burradoo
    Many Brigalow Trees
  • Burraga
    Bitter swamp
  • Burran
    Burnt grass
  • Burrana
    To fly
  • Burrandool
    Quail
  • Burrangarra
    Sea beach
  • Burrangong
    native Cat
  • Burrawa
    Plain Turkey
  • Burrawang
    Wild Duck
  • Burrawingie
    Diamond-leaf Laurel
  • Burrawong
    Zamia Palm
  • Burremah
    Come or bring
  • Burrembah
    Bringalow Tree
  • Burrendah
    Place of the Swan
  • Burrendong
    Koala
  • Burrimul
    Emu
  • Burringbar
    Place of the long boomerang

     


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