Sunday, July 02, 2006

Pandanus


Only a few remain, but once upon a time the waterfront of Wynnum had a number of these pandanus trees which were very popular with the local indigenous people. Pandanus Beach, where these pandanus trees remain is undergoing some revegetation (hence the ugly plastic barriers!), and is one of the few white sandy beaches of the Wynnum area. It is believed that the local indigenous (aboriginals) called the pandanus winnam, from which the name Wynnum was derived.

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