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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 June, 1770, because "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 Point and the south end of Fraser Island, about 80 miles from Cape Moreton. It was named by 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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