Willunga Wirra, St Peters Terrace, Willunga

The Willunga Wirra is a park on St Peters Terrace, Willunga.

Wirra is an Aboriginal word for ‘bush’.

The Willunga Wirra was established by the Willunga Branch of Trees for Life as a demonstration planting of trees and shrubs indigenous to the local area. It was opened in 1996 and enjoys the ongoing support of the City of Onkaparinga.

Through the Wirra, the TFL group aimed to build a love and appreciation of local species and help the community to identify local plants and trees suitably for use in their gardens and farms. The Wirra provides an urban habitat for the native birds, butterflies, insects and lizards that feed and shelter there.

The Wirra is also an alternative passive recreational facility in memory of Maude Allen who bequeathed this area to the people of Willunga.

References:

National Trust of SA (Willunga Branch)

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