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Gnangara is a Perth suburb. It derives its name from Lake Gnangara which is the most southerly of the Wanneroo wetlands.

Lake Gnangara

Gnangara is an Aboriginal word, the meaning of which is not known for sure, although possibly meaning 'spring' (water flows into the lake from the NW corner).[1] Alternatively, the name may derive from the Noongar word 'ngangka', which variously means: Sun, mother, or thumb.[2]

The lake surrounds were the site of a long term Noongar camp[3] as well as a Noongar community college.[4]

Ngiyan waarnk - ReferencesEdit

  1. Gnangara. Landgate, Govt. of WA. Retrieved 10 November 2016
  2. Bernard Rooney (2011). "The Nyoongar Legacy". Batchelor Press. ISBN 978 174131 232 4
  3. Nyoongar Community Aboriginal Corporation records : Lake Gnangara Aboriginal Community, 1970-2008. Battye Library
  4. "Nyoongah Community Aboriginal Corporation (NCAC) and Nyoongah Community Incorporated (NCI)". Catalogue description states: "Includes Nyoongah Aboriginal Community College ... established in 1981 to teach Aboriginal children, situated at Lake Gnangara". Retrieved 4 December 2018