The bunyip or kianpraty is said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds and waterholes. A bunyip is about 2 metres long with a total mass of 400kg. The bunyip has a horse-like tail, head of a saber toothed tiger and flippers. The bunyip can be found in australia mostly found at the Murray River. By the 1850s, bunyip had also become a "synonym for imposter, pretender, humbug and the like" in the broader Australian community. The term bunyip aristocracy was first coined in 1853 to describe Australians aspiring to be aristocrats. In the early 1990s, it was famously used by Prime Minister Paul Keating to describe members of the conservative Liberal Party of Australia opposition.
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