The following list is taken from "Aboriginal Names for Plant Species in South-Western Australia" by Dr Ian Abbott (Forest Department of Western Australia Technical Paper No 5, 1983)
I've added mungitch, mungite, which is used for bull banksia cones and in some instances for the tree itself. The word Kwel is recorded for she-oak in numerous sources, I've added Allocasuarina fraseriana(sheoak), as an alternative to Casuarina obesa(swamp sheoak) since both species are commonly known as she-oak.
I've also added several Banksia's from Albany identified in Baron Charles von Hugel's "New Holland Journal",(facs. ed.)Miegunyah Press, Melbourne 1994.
A good thing about this list is that Noongar informants are listed where known. The majority of these are people interviewed by Daisy Bates. The bad thing is that so few informants have been interviewed since then. The location of the informants is given as follows:-Return to plant word list
|Brockman||Bridgetown, Margaret River|
|Curr||Between Irwin and Murchison Rivers|
|Davis*||Pinjarra (Bibbulmun dialect)|
|Grey||Mainly Perth also Guildford, Pinjarra, Albany,Vasse|
|Hammond||Mainly Perth and Pinjarra but also South West generally|
|Hymus, Fawcett and Scott||Pinjarra|
|Lane Poole||Bolgart and South West|
|Moore||Mainly Perth east to York also Guildford, Albany and Vasse|
|Ngalyart**||Karadup near Pinjarra|
|Oldfield||Geraldton to Murchison River|
|Preiss||Mainly Perth and Avon Valley, also Albany|
|Von Mueller||South West|