Reference Entry

Fraser (Australia, Canada)

John Everett-Heath

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

Fourth edition

Published online September 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191866326

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1. Australia (Queensland): an island also called Great Sandy Island. It is characterized by sand hills rising to almost 800ft (250 m). The Butchulla, a tribe of Aborigines, passed down the legend of the island’s creation, calling it K’gari ‘Paradise’. It was renamed after Captain James Fraser, the Scottish captain of the ...

Reference Entry.  115 words. 

Subjects: Names Studies

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