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 ...

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Subjects: Names Studies

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