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myall

(ˈmaɪəl)
n
1. (Plants) any of several Australian acacias, esp Acacia pendula, having hard scented wood used for fences
2. a native Australian living independently of society
[C19: from a native Australian name]
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Now, without any of the "pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war," I was proceeding on a service not very likely to be peaceful, for the natives here assured me that the Myalls [wild natives] were coming up ("murry coola") [very angrily] to meet us .
The missionaries' opinions about bush myalls had not missed their mark entirely.
VICTIMS: Anne Marie and husband Nigel and (below) the Huddersfield branch of Nationwide; VICTIMS: The Myalls
On 17 March, the first day of the 1836 expedition, Mitchell wrote, 'I was proceeding on a ser ice not very likely to be peaceful, for the natives here assured me, that the Myalls were coming up ('murry coola', i.