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Kaartgennunginyupbo means looking from here at the head you can see places a long way off, this is derived from the following words;

  • Kaart head, top of or hill
  • geenung to look or see
  • iny turns the preceeding word into an action e.g. nyin sit and nyinniny means sitting.
  • up means the place of
  • bo a long way away or far off [1][2]

Geenunginy Bo, the place for looking a long way, is one name Noongar people have for Kings Park. Another name is Karra katta or the hill of the spiders (or crabs).[3]

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  1. https://www.noongarculture.org.au/noongar-words/bo/
  2. Collard, Leonard & Palmer, Dave & Mountford, Anne & Civitella, Trish & Catholic Education Office (Perth, W.A.) 2000, Noongar names for Kings Park, Catholic Education Office of Western Australia, [Perth, W.A.]
  3. "About the Whadjuk Region". Kaartdijin Noongar - Nongar Knowledge. South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council. Retrieved 26 June 2020