New estate named Jindilli

JINDILLI - an Aboriginal word for macadamia - is the prize-winning name of a new residential estate in Tinana.

Urangan artist Karee Dahl took home the $5000 prize ahead of more than 800 entries in the competition run by the Chronicle and the landowners.

The 25-acre parcel of land on Teddington Road has been in Jane Cantlon's family for 45 years and was once a macadamia farm but will soon be released as sub-divided blocks.

Jane and her husband Fred were stumped when it came to naming the estate so they offered a $5000 prize to the Chronicle reader with the best suggestion.

Among the entries were Tranquillity Vista, Ridgie Didge Ridge, Teddi-Views, Poppins Ville Placid and Serendipity Heights.

Ms Dahl's winning entry was one of six she submitted, including Evergreen Domain and Cantlon Place.

She said Jindilli was her favourite and she felt it was going to win because the word was so beautiful to say.

She said she did not usually enter competitions, except for art contests, but the $5000 prize was a motivator as was the idea of naming something so lasting.

“It's a mark on the land that people are going to live in and live with,” Ms Dahl said.

She submitted multiple entries because she wasn't sure if the owners wanted a classic and conservative name or something unique.

“I'm still like: Wow, I really did win,” Ms Dahl said.

She hasn't decided how she'll spend her winnings but a second-hand car or two shipping containers to convert to art studios for her and her husband are among the choices.

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