?Whatever animal is shown them,? a frustrated officer on the Fleet reported, ?they call kangaroo.? Even the sight of English sheep and cattle prompted the Gwyeagal to cheerfully cry out ?Kangaroo, kangaroo!? In fact, the Gwyeagal had no such word in their vocabulary (they called the marsupial patagorang). Rather, they?d picked up ?kangaroo? from the English and guessed that it referred to all large beasts. So a word that originated with an encounter between Cook and a small clan in north Queensland traveled to England with the Endeavour, then back to Botany Bay with the First Fleet, and eventually became the universal name for Australia?s symbol.