English: long ago, within the speaker's lifetime,
Bundjalung: gurubu
Part of Speech: adverb
Related Words:
With same English translation:  
Category: time
Comment: Possibly in person's lifetime. Holmer gives meaning as 'all', and Tw:Bray as 'alright', probably both incorrectly translated. cf gurihbu, guriyahbu, gurihny. Listed as 'alright' (Ng).
Gold Coast Tweed: Ydict kurubu; Y:Holm:Logn; Ng:Curr:Tweed:Bray koorooboo alright ; Tw:Curr:Bray koorooboo
Lower Richmond: Bj:TMcD gurubu long ago (in person's lifetime)?
South West: Cas:Smy gurubu ;
Condamine Upper Clarence: Gd:Geyt ;

Bundjalung : Gurubu nyahlidjahndu gumbi burbi gaye. (from G)

English: 'Long ago we used to see many koalas here.'


Bundjalung : bumani gurubu (from Y:Hol)

English: 'killed or destroyed all'

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