from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Victorian myall, Acacia homalophylla. Also called gidjee. See myall.
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The acacia I have mentioned is called gidya in some places of Australia.
The lines of trees resolved itself on closer inspection into close-growing gidya scrub, and long before they reached it the crows had again made their appearance.
There was the range of the Copper-mine hills to the south, lighted by the wan moon; and between and to the west a rough scrub country, desolating beyond words, and where even edible snakes would be scarce; spots of dead-finish, gidya, and brigalow-bush to north and east, and in the trees by the billabong the cry of the cockatoo and the laughing-jackass.
It is prepared for use by the seeds being pounded up and mixed with gidya ashes, which the gins chew until it obtains the proper consistency.
The travelling away from the gidya scrubs down the Belyando River soon dispelled all signs of the sickness.
The gidya around seemed to accentuate the complaint, until I became a walking skeleton.