Burdekin-duck meaning

(Australia) The bird Tadorna radjah, a protected species within Australia.
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2010, Marion Houldsworth, The Morning Side of the Hill, page 214,

It was loaded with food; sponge-cakes each higher and lighter than the next and oozing frothy cream, plates of sandwiches, egg and lettuce, corned-beef and pickle, and ‘Burdekin Duck’ made of bacon and tomato and cheese squashed up.

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2010, Jill Bowen, Kidman The Forgotten King, unnumbered page,

You could turn corned beef into Burdekin Duck by putting strips of cold corned beef into batter, and puftalooners could be made with balls of premixed damper thrown into hot fat, and damper could be turned into brownies with sultanas and currants.

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Origin of burdekin-duck

  • From Burdekin (“a surname”); named after the Burdekin River, Queensland, which in turn was named for Mrs. Thomas Burdekin, who provided assistance to the expedition during which the river was discovered (by Europeans).

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