Sunday, November 27, 2011


Part of the Gnabra and Kembery buildings on Genge Street, Civic. 'Gnabra' and 'Kembery' are both variants on the Aboriginal word for this region, which eventually became 'Canberra'. There's a really interesting discussion about the development and Anglicising of Aboriginal words for place names in Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and renaming the Australian landscape (see page 156 for the Gnabra and Kemberry/Canbery reference).

1 comment:

Leif Hagen said...

A glitzy, glass building! Quite an impressive place!