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View of Wangi

  • View of Wangi

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    The word Wangi has been translated variously as water, night owl or dark green tree so that Wangi Wangi would mean place of much water, many night owls or many dark green trees. Early settlers and fishermen used the word to mean peninsula and Point Wollstonecroft was called "Little Wangi". Captain Dangar's 1826 sketch of the Lake marked Wangi Point as "Wonde Wonde". There is no explanation of the marked difference between spelling and pronunciation.

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