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14 April 2016

Local name origins and meanings.

Callala Bay – Callala Beach

Thought to derive either from 'kallala' (meaning 'fish') or from one of Alexander Berry's convicts, Patrick Smith, who lived in the area and was born at Calala in Ireland.


Cape St George
23 April 1770. Cook. It was discovered by Cook on St George's Day. The lighthouse built at St George's Head had to be destroyed because it was built in the wrong place, and was a danger to shipping.


St Georges Basin
Takes its name from nearby Cape St George/ Surveyor Thomas Florence recorded the Aboriginal name - Bherwerre - for the basin in 1827.


Erowal Bay
Thought to be an Aboriginal word -  Originally spelt Erowhal


Pt Perpendicular
Named Pt Upright by Cook, 22.4.1770, due to perpendicular cliffs. Changed to its existing name during colonial times.

REF” http://www.australiaforeveryone.com.au/discovery/names5.htm

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