The makings of a Wheatbelt rock star

Photo of William Yeoman

Nature and culture a perfect mix in this unique Wheatbelt nature reserve

The children’s song dies on the wind before the little choir scatters and runs among the everlastings. This is Noongar boodja. Nearby looms a massive granite outcrop — an island in the bush.

I’m at Boyagin Rock, in Boyagin Nature Reserve, between Brookton and Pingelly, in WA’s Wheatbelt. It’s about 180km south-west of Perth, less than two hours drive from where Brookton Highway starts between Kelmscott and Armadale — a perfect day out.

And the Brookton Noongar Youth Group choir’s singing is part of an event celebrating the completion of Phase 1 of the picnic area redevelopment project.

A welcome to country by Gary Bennell, and speeches by the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions’ Greg Durrell and Boyagin Rock Working Group’s (BRWG) John Bostock, follow.

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