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Meaning[ edit ] The word bunyip is usually translated by Aboriginal Australians today as "devil" or "evil spirit". Some modern sources allude to a linguistic connection between the bunyip and Bunjil"a mythic 'Great Man' who made the mountains and rivers and man and all the animals.
In the early s, Prime Minister Paul Keating used this term to describe members of the conservative Liberal Party of Australia opposition. Characteristics[ edit ] Bunyipartist unknown, from the National Library of Australia digital collections, demonstrates the variety in descriptions of the legendary creature.
Descriptions of bunyips vary widely. George French Angus may have collected a description of a bunyip in his account of a "water spirit" from the Moorundi people of the Murray River beforestating it is "much dreaded by them It inhabits the Murray; but Its most usual form According to the report, the bunyip had been speared after killing an Aboriginal man.
Antiquarian Reynell Johns claimed that until the mids, Aboriginal people made a "habit of visiting the place annually and retracing the outlines of the figure [of the bunyip] which is about 11 paces long and 4 paces in extreme breadth.
Writing inCharles Fenner suggested that it was likely that the "actual origin of the bunyip myth lies in the fact that from time to time seals have made their way up the Murray and Darling Rivers ".
He provided examples of seals found as far inland as Overland CornerLoxtonand Conargo and reminded readers that "the smooth fur, prominent 'apricot' eyes, and the bellowing cry are characteristic of the seal",  especially southern elephant seals and leopard seals.
When confronted with the remains of some of the now extinct Australian marsupials, Aborigines would often identify them as the bunyip. As the creature's bill was described as having serrated projections, each "like the bone of the stingray ", this bunyip was associated with the indigenous people of Far North Queenslandrenowned for their spears tipped with stingray barbs and their proximity to the cassowary's Australian range.
Another association to the bunyip is the shy Australasian bittern Botaurus poiciloptilus. Unfamiliar with the sights and sounds of the island continent's peculiar fauna, early Europeans believed that the bunyip described to them was one more strange Australian animal and they sometimes attributed unfamiliar animal calls or cries to it.
The following is not an exhaustive list of accounts: Hume find of [ edit ] One of the earliest accounts relating to a large unknown freshwater animal was in when Hamilton Hume and James Meehan found some large bones at Lake Bathurst in New South Wales. They did not call the animal a bunyip, but described the remains indicating the creature as very much like a hippopotamus or manatee.
The Philosophical Society of Australasia later offered to reimburse Hume for any costs incurred in recovering a specimen of the unknown animal, but for various reasons, Hume did not return to the lake.
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