- an aboriginal hut or shelter.
- any crude bush hut or shelter.
Origin of gunyah
First recorded in 1790–1800, gunyah is from the Dharuk word gu-n'i
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Examples from the Web for gunyah
He then gave Mr. Burke a letter and his watch for his father, and we buried the remainder of the field-books near the gunyah.A Source Book Of Australian History
Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
Black Joe's father, old Black Jimmie, lived in a gunyah on the rise at the back of the sheepyards, and shepherded for my uncle.Over the Sliprails
As we rode up we could see a gunyah made out of boughs, and a longish wing of dogleg fence, made light but well put together.
He went away to his gunyah then, and except doing one or two things for Starlight would not lift his hand for any one that day.
We used to keep our ammunition and other articles in one gunyah, and all three of us lived together in another.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III
Karl Ritter von Scherzer
- Australian a bush hut or shelter
C19: from a native Australian language
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