Will you tell me? (abridged)
“I see a correspondent (‘Kinvara’, Brisbane) asks, I presume for the meaning f the word Kinvara.
When I was a young man I was among the blacks of North Queensland and New South Wales; also for many years had them working for me. I can speak the language of both, but I never heard the word Kinvara, nor do I know the meaning of it. I think he refers to ‘Timbarra,’ which means ‘track him’. There is very little difference in the pronunciation of the words if uttered quickly.