Kununurra

/kʌnəˈnʌrə/ (say kunuh'nuruh)

noun
a town in north-eastern WA, south-east of Wyndham.
{? Australian Aboriginal}
The Kununurra region is in territory traditionally inhabited by the Miriwoong people. In 1945 the Kimberley Research Station was established near Ivanhoe homestead to investigate the agricultural potential of the area's rich, black alluvial soil. A favourable report in 1955 on the possibility of growing rice and sugar cane led to the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. The new township of Kununurra was built to house construction workers on the dams and since 1967 has been the service centre for the region. After a series of unsuccessful crop ventures and problems with insect and bird pests, irrigated farms now produce sugar cane, mangoes, melons, bananas, sunflowers and sorghum.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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