Wakondilla – Kaurna place name project.

Wakondilla – Southern Kaurna Placename project – report 2014 by Chester SchultzA Place Name Summary (PNS) Report by Chester Schultz (in 2014) regarding the Kaurna name for the area known as the Washpool.

Five kilometres south-southeast of Aldinga, in the bare grassy paddocks behind what is now the holiday suburb of Silver Sands, there was once a wetland of wonder. Against the backdrop of the steep Sellick’s Hill range, the entire water table of the Aldinga Plain1 runs or seeps into this lowland. Surrounded once by park-like open woodlands and forests, every winter it formed a large freshwater lagoon up to 5 metres deep at times, near the western end of what we call Norman Road.

Settlers named it the Blue Lagoon. This was connected to the sea at Sellick’s Beach by another large lagoon which they called The Washpool.

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