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NOMENCLATURE OF QUEENSLAND— 306

WHITSUNDAY PASSAGE.- One Of the beauty spots of North Queens ? land: It was named by Captain Cook in Juno. 1770. becausn 'we discov

ered the Passage on the day the Church commemorates the festival of Whitsunday.' WIDE BAY.— A large open bay near . Maryborough, lying between Double Island 'Pbint.' and the south end of Praser Island, about 80 miles from Cape Moreton. It was narcwd bv Cap tain Cook in May, 1770. WIDGEE.— A local authority area near Gympie; it is a corruption of the native words, 'Witchee Witchee,' .meaning 'Listen!' or 'Hark!' . WIDGEEGOARA.— A district near Cunnamulla..It was the native name for a large ? waterhole. and meant ''Listen Turn round!' The name was given to the original station in 1867 by John Bignell. ? ..- . . , . To be continued.

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