OzPic Episode 10: Tank and dam
The first use of tank in Australia was perfectly in line with the original meaning of a word from the Gujarati language of western India, where it was the name for an artificial reservoir for water made by excavation or by damming. This Anglo-Indian usage became part of the military jargon applied in Australia.
In this episode, The Editor, Susan Butler, explores the differences and similarities between tanks, dams and reservoirs in Australia.
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