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What’s in a Name? by Rodney Cockburn

What’s in a Name? by Rodney Cockburn

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What’s in a Name?

Nomenclature of South Australia
Authoritative derivations of some 4000 historically significant place names

by Rodney Cockburn

Ferguson Publishing, 1984, [Revised and Enlarged] ISBN 095925191, black and white photographs, photographic endpapers, photographic frontispiece, paperback

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library stamp on Foreword page, stickers to back endpapers, sticker to spine, laminate peeling on front cover,  (see photographs)

“Foreword: This is the third edition and fifth printing of my late father’s well-known work: What’s In A Name?  For more than 80 years it has been the principal published source of the history of South Australian place names.  Breezily, entertainingly, and authoritatively, it discloses the origins of the names of nearly 4000 of our cities, towns, islands and other geographical features.  It has long been the standard work in its field.  This new and attractively priced edition will now bring it within reach of everyone interested in his or her cultural heritage – Stewart Cockburn.” 

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