from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An aboriginal Australian.

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  • noun obsolete an Australian Aborigine


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black + fellow


  • From their account it has a head and neck like an emu, with a long and flowing mane — feeding on crayfish (with which the river abounds) [yabbies] and occasionally on a stray blackfellow; that it inhabits the darkest and deepest parts of the river, and in some of the lakes and lagoons that longest retain water.

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  • This has apparently been used by them for smoke-drying a dead blackfellow.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • His name not really Toomai, he being African blackfellow.

    Death Stalks The Ruins

  • People said he was as good as a blackfellow, but I never saw one that was as good as he was, all round.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • He can mostly track like a blackfellow, and tell you whether the cattle or horses which he sees the tracks of are belonging to his country or are strangers.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • I can ride anything — anything that ever was lapped in horsehide — swim like a musk-duck, and track like a Myall blackfellow.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • And how the young villain laughed till the tears came into his eyes, while he danced about like a blackfellow.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • If, on the other hand, the animal or reptile took shelter in a hollow part, the white blackfellow would dig him out of his retreat, if he could not haul him from thence with a forked stick.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • Father living in the Hollow, like a blackfellow in a cave, afraid to spend the blessed Christmas with his wife and daughter, like the poorest man in the land could do if he was only honest.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Gin or blackfellow, it was all the same to Warrigal.

    Robbery Under Arms


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