How the wattle got its name

Posted by on October 07, 2011

© Courtesy of Apple IncThis week’s ‘language in new media’ post includes another radio fragment from ABC’s Radio Australia.

In an earlier broadcast, the origin of koala was explained. In this one, Susan Butler, Editor of The Macquarie Dictionary, explains how well-known local flora, such as acacia and wattle, were named by new English-speaking settlers:

How the wattle got its name

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