Newcastle United Message Board
When the English settlers landed in Australia, they noticed a strange animal that jumped high and far. They asked the aboriginal people using body language signs to ask them about this animal. They responded with "Kan Ghu Ru", from which the English adopted the word Kangaroo. What the aboriginal people were really trying to say was, "We don't understand you", "Kan Ghu Ru".
A statue in a park depicting a soldier on a horse with two of its feet in the air means the soldier died in combat. If the horse has only one foot in the air, the soldier died of injuries from combat. If the horse has all four feet on the ground, the soldier died of natural causes.