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Old 02-11-2019, 21:24   #16
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Re: Awinya

I might be able to help there Pete.

A bit of research indicates that Awinya in the dialect of the Butchulla people, who are native to the Fraser region might mean "Mosquito".. I haven't been able to definitively tie it down though.

There's an Awinya creek on Fraser island (also known as K'gari (paradise)). Having kayaked up that way a few times, I can attest that the name suits the location. Fraser is paradise - but the mozzies can be a bit fierce up Awinya way.

On the other hand, there's a great bit of coffee rock just off Awinya that regularly produces some real nice fish; tuna, mackeral and the occasional black marlin - so it's worth the occasional flying critter hanging around.

Fingers crossed, Mick will be able to let us know more info.
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Yep. Hi Awinya. She was named after Awinya creek on Fraser island, it means "big mosquito",which we didn't find out till after she was in the water. Westward is now in Hobart in a working museum. Hope all is going well, good to hear from you. Cheers.
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Hi Pete, you can try and find me on messenger if that is easier, Michael Eckert is who to look for. Cheers again
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Hi Pete, how is the refit going? Hope all is well. Cheers
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