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Kur-bo-roo (folklore)

Victorian Aborigines also saw the koala as an animal of much wisdom and, as recorded by R. Brough Smyth in 1878, often sought his advice.
The Native Bear, Kur-bo-roo, is the sage counselor of the Aborigines in all their difficulties. When bent on a dangerous expedition, the men will seek help from this clumsy creature, but [...]