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Mandiakon Mandiakon  Homestead



Mandiakon as Mandi - ak - on or

mand - ak - in or

mandee - uk - ang or

maam - uk - ang or

murrangur - ak - on or

manjahly - ak - on or

mandjar - ak - ang or

manda - ak - on

means an inhabitant of this place, or location at a special place in the bush where a meeting occurs. People collectively meet as a ‘fair, or place of trade’ occurs. Families gather where kinship and in-law making matters take place. This is where mothers, fathers and old people get together. It is here where young men and women who have ‘come of age’ meet future husbands and wives as they move into adulthood etc.