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Main Street of Dongara – Moreton Terrace

Dongara is a town 351 kilometres north-northwest of Perth, Western Australia, on the Brand Highway. The town is located at the mouth of the Irwin River.

Meaning[edit | edit source]

Dongara means listen to the mouth or voice/s from above or the east.[1]

Karr-bung Karryl[edit | edit source]

Dongara as d - ong - ara or[1]

Daa - ong - era or

da - doung - e-ra or

daa - duong - ira or

da - doonga - yira or

daa - dwank - era or

da - twonk - yira

Alternatively, the place name 'Dongara' is an anglicised rendition of Thung-arra, the local Wattandee people's name for the estuary adjacent to the town, meaning 'sea lion place'.[source?]

Ngiyan waarnk[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.boodjar.sis.uwa.edu.au/boodjar-placenames/Dongara