Usage Indigenous Australian
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Contributor Contrib.AustraLiana on 7/2/2014
Locational name, from the Brindabella mountain range on the border of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Usually said to be from a local language, meaning "two hopping mice" - hopping mice are native Australian mice. Another theory is that it is from brindy brindy, meaning "water running over rocks", with a European -bella added to suggest "beautiful".