Cultural capital and Irish place names

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"When you emigrate, you fracture your belonging to the language of your homeland."

If we think of place names as being part of a homeland's language, we can imagine the importance of homeland place names in a new setting. The state of South Australia began as a colony, grew into a province, and under Federation became a state. Before all that, it was the home of Indigenous people who named its geographical features and places; for example, the Kaurna people call the flat Adelaide plains Tandanya...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Irish in South Australia: aspects and insights
EditorsSusan Arthure, Fidelma Breen, Stephanie James, Dymphna Lonergan
Place of PublicationMile End, South Australia
PublisherWakefield Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781743056196
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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