This area was a land rich with food resources, including turtles, goanna, fish and birds, and was (and remains) a very popular camping and visiting place. Visitors can be encouraged to walk around and look at the river as there are walk trails already developed. They can also visit Yunderup Point and walk out to the mouth of the Murray, where there is a great view of the inlet. This was also (and remains) a popular crabbing place.

The South Yunderup area was a very popular camping place for Noongar people of the region and the many visiting groups travelling through the land for trade, ceremonial and social reasons and had done so since time immemorial. All the islands around the mouth of the Murray are well known to Noongars and still carry Noongar names — Yunderup, Woorallgarook, Ballee, Meeyip, Coolenup, Jeegarnyeejip. When he was young, the late Frank Nannup remembered how they would camp anywhere near water, along the river or near the wetlands along the river. ‘If we went bush, we made sure we camped next to a spring or a soak or a windmill.’ He would often go back to the same camp site year after year, ‘because everything would be there, water, wood, food. When there was plenty of bush around we could camp anywhere.’ The Yunderup area was a bountiful land, with plenty of fish, crabs and bird life, as well as bush food.


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