Who gave "Durba Hills / Springs" its name

Submitted: Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:13
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I have a question.

Who named Durba Hills, Springs for what reason and was is the of Durba.

I hope do you know somebody who can answer my question.

It would be much appreciated.


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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:15

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 19:15
Look in Mick O's blog and you will probably find the answer there somewhere...
He's away on one of his famous excersions so I expect he won't be able to reply directly.
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Reply By: Member - TJ (VIC) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 20:08

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 20:08
Hi Ottotours,
considering the Durba Hills proximity to Lake Disappointment I'll guess Frank Hann. As for the name "Durba" I have no idea. Perhaps his native assistant, Talbot, called them Durba?

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Reply By: Indigo Jones (QLD) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 21:29

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 21:29

"Durba" is a native Martu word and was told to Canning by the guide Billy. Gabba and Bubba are also words for water but in a different dialect. Canning sent Trotman to see what Billy as on about and Billy led him to Biella and Durba Springs.

I believe Trotman gave Billy a suit of clothes, a Havelock pocket knife and made a medal out of the back case of his watch for him that was inscribed with "Kimberley Exploration Expedition"
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 08:15

Sunday, Jun 27, 2010 at 08:15
I thought you knew everything.
Mr 43 CSR crossings .

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