Wynnum, a residential suburb on Moreton Bay south of the mouth of the Brisbane River, is 15 km east-north-east of central Brisbane. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing the screw pine, a popular name for the Pandanus species, most of which are found in coastal, tidal stream or swampy environments. Unrelated to true pines or other conifers, the seed fruits were sometimes used by Aborigines for food.

Further Reading: 

Brisbane Centenary Official Historical Souvenir, Brisbane, Brisbane Centenary Celebrations Committee, 1924

Lota, Manly, Manly West and Wynnum West entries


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