I wonder how the Turrubul and Gabbi Gabbi word ‘Yowagurry’, which means ‘Dance place’ became Enoggera.
It’s not hard to imagine the European ear struggling to hear and write down the word Yowaggury. If you turn the ‘n’ upside down, or handwrite it or read it carelessly, Enoggera becomes Euoggera. Looking back, our surveyors don’t appear to have been too precious about spelling. Is it true that the celebrated surveyor, Matthew Flinders, was the one who added an ‘e’ to the Earl of Morton’s name to give us Moreton Bay?
Hold creation closer… Hold Asia close… It’s all good.