Park 22

 

English name:  Josie Agius Park

Kaurna name:  Wikaparntu Wirra (meaning "netball place")

Features: 

  • 24 netball courts, including lighting for night games

  • Pine trees, and sheoaks

  • Location designated for new hockey facilities, with a new sports 'hub' building intended for sharing between hockey and netball

Bounded byAnzac Highway, Greenhill Road, Goodwood Road.

Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra (Park 22)

Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra (Park 22)

Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra (Park 22)

Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra (Park 22)

Click on one of the images below to see the Josie Agius Park / Wikaparntu Wirra (Park 22) photo album:

Josie Agius (1934 - 2015) was a leader recognised by the Narungga, Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri and Ngadjuri communitties - one of South Australia's first aboriginal health workers.  "Aunty" Josie, as she was known, also was a strong supporter of girl's netball.

Netball has been played in the Park Lands since 1938.  In early years girls had to contend with horses “galloping over the courts while play was in progress”.

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