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Woolloongabba (Woolloon-capemm-ba) was the name the Indigenous People gave to a …

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Woolloongabba (Woolloon-capemm-ba) was the name the Indigenous People gave to a string of curved waterholes that, when there was heavy rain, formed a swirling creek that once ran through the area. “Woolloon” meaning whirlpool, “capemm” meaning water and “ba” being a suffix denoting place or there.
Archive photos courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library Qld.

Lost Brisbane, profile pictureImage may contain: text that says 'Backyards of houses at Kangaroo Point ca. 1913 with Pineapple Hotel in the centre. Photo: SLQ #38581'Image may contain: sky and outdoor


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