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Worongary history

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Click to enlarge Construction of the railway line at Worongary, 1901. Photographer unknown.

Construction of the railway line at Worongary,
1901. Photographer unknown.

Worongary Creek, circa 1926. Photographer unknown.

Worongary Creek, circa 1926. Photographer unknown.

  1. Worongary meaning a climbing vine, i.e. a vine used for tree climbing.
  2. Worongary had a siding and trucking yards and served the Merrimac Cheese Factory.
  3. Native name Whorrongary, in imitation of the sound made in flight by the Little Topknot Pigeon.

Information and images provided by the City of Gold Coast Local Studies Collection.

Sources of information and further reading

Elliott, J. (Editor), Letters to Bundall 1872-1879 and Lena Cooper’s Manuscript p.247

Hanlon, W. E., 1934, The Early Settlement of the Logan and Albert Districts, p.239

Kerr, J., 1942, Destination Sth Brisbane

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