Wp/nys/Wilgarrup, Western Australia

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Wilgarrup is Noongar place name sentence. Wilgarrup can be broken down into three words that form this sentence. The three words are wil meaning red ochre, garr means underneath or below or in a hole and up means the place of. Now one can now interpret Wilgarrup as the red ochre under the ground at this place or the place of the red ochre that is in a hole here.[1] In English this would be a red ochre pit, as in the wilgigarup (red ochre pit) in the present day Perth suburb of Glendalough that her father had given to Fanny Balbuk for which she claimed payment for any wilgi taken from it.[2]

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  1. Noongar boodjar placenames http://www.boodjar.sis.uwa.edu.au
  2. "REIMAGINING PERTH'S LOST WETLANDS". Western Australian Museum. Govt. of WA. Retrieved 18 November 2019