And some white settlers were known to make up their own names for places, taking the mickey - e.g. Buggerup, Mumballup and so on. Often it's hard to get the original meaning. From memory, Wagin come from Waich (emu) place. Gnow (mallee fowl) gives us Gnowangerup.Great photos Thrud.
There are many places that end in "up"
Yunderup, Pingrup Kojonup, Gnowangerup etc.
Further out in the Wheatbelt, the suffix "in" has a similar meaning, such as Wagin, Narrogin, Condinin etc.
I think but am not 100 per cent sure the gum was used as a fixitive for holding items in place like the tips on woomeras etc
The flower stem can grow to around 1.5m. It's thin, strong and straight. I believe that part is very useful for making sticks for a friction fire.Thank you
I've just looked it up; it sounds like a really useful plant to have around Is the gum edible or is it used as a glue ?