Geelong waterfront’s new public pier has been named Wangim Walk. Wangim is the Wadawurrung language name for boomerang.
For Wadawurrung people the boomerang was used for hunting and physical activity.
Stretching into Corio Bay, Wangim Walk is part of a wave attenuator that will protect boats moored at the new-look Geelong Safe Harbour, and is expected to open later this year.
It is the signature piece of stage one of the $40 million redevelopment of the precinct, a project that will modernise the Royal Geelong Yacht Club site and open it up to widespread public use.
The name Wangim Walk was chosen after about 250 entries were submitted to a competition by readers of the Geelong Advertiser.
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club — the city’s oldest sporting organisation — said the name celebrated the rich culture and heritage of Geelong’s first peoples.
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