- What we collect
- Preserving our collections
- Building our collections
- Selected Library collections
- Collection statistics
- History of the collection
- Processing and describing our collections
This glossary includes words highlighted in bold throughout the module. Unless otherwise indicated, definitions and glossary entries come from the Maquarie Dictionary.
Definitions have been selected for best fit to context, some entries have multiple meanings in different applications.
friendship; harmony; good understanding, especially between nations.
(verb) Nautical to run or haul up (a ship or boat) on the beach.
also called trepang. The boiled, dried, and smoked flesh of sea cucumbers used to make soups.
Information taken from Encyclopeadia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/topic/beche-de-mer-food
any violent upheaval, especially one of a social or political nature.
to divide into compartments or sections.
to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
to refrain from; desist from; cease
to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage
to fill with water and sink, as a ship
Colloquial: from Gubbament. Which is itself a slang term for government. In some cases, the only white people some Indigenous communities met were from or representing the Government. Hence, white people were associated with the government. Gubba is an evolution of Government Person/Man/Woman > Gubbament person > Gubba.
Colloquial: In language, Aboriginal English a traditional Australian Aboriginal language, as distinguished from Standard Australian English, Aboriginal English, or a creole.
a malicious satire upon a person, institution, government, etc., in either prose or verse.
something that covers, envelops, or conceal
almighty, or infinite in power, as God or a deity.
showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative.
remaining; left over
someone who is made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place
a gastropod mollusc of the family Trochidae, having a conical shell
1. done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably
2. deliberate and uncalled for: why ruin your career in this wanton way?
3. reckless or disregardful of right, justice, humanity, etc., as persons.
Full of, characterised by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent