The Old Bunbury Road follows an old Aboriginal track where traditional owners used to walk between the place now called Pinjarra and other places such as Lake Clifton and the Harvey Inlet and further south.
Traditional owners would camp and get fresh water because it was where the Harvey River turned from fresh into salt water. Nearby were places to fish jilgie (fish) in the river. Joe Walley remembered:
‘The Aboriginal people … used this very well for the water food and resource as it travelled through and past, stayed. … they camped on the west side.’