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A shout out to Trish Delaney. She won a contest to name a city in Australia. Have fun reading the text from the article:
‘You’re welcome’ as newest SW city named – written by Aaron Corlett, BUNBURY HERALD August 5, 2015, 4:30 am
An American woman has helped shape the future of the South West after winning a competition to name the region’s newest city. Millbridge resident and dual Australian and American citizen Trish Delaney won Dardanup Shire Council’s Name our Future competition with her entry of Wanju.
The name was approved at the council’s meeting after an eight-month process. By 2050, the city is tipped is to reach a population of 70,000 in a 1000ha area opposite Millbridge, bordered by Hynes Road to the south, Forrest Highway to the west and the South Western Highway to the east. Ms Delaney, who moved from Los Angeles to Millbridge six years ago, said she picked Wanju after researching Aboriginal culture because she thought it matched what the council was looking for.
“I was looking up Noongar language and I thought it was a beautiful word because it means welcome,” she said. “I read what they wanted and decided to enter because I thought the opportunity to name a city was interesting.”
Ms. Delaney said she was shocked when she found out she won the competition because she recognised the significance of naming the city. “When I found I out that my entry was picked, I instantly called my mum in America and she told me she was very proud of me,” she said.
Dardanup shire president Mick Bennett said the council chose Wanju because it was exciting and different.
It is the thirst for creativity, ability to research and ideate, and initiative to make a difference in the world that was fostered early here at St. Euphrasia! Alumni literally changing the WORLD!