The following distinctions in the description of the country, will show that these savages are not destitute of geological knowledge. It is highly probable that in their poetical compositions would be found allusions to the origin of the different divisions in the country here enumerated, and all lying to the Westward of the Blue mountains [i.e. Darling Ranges]; for a doubt can now be hardly entertained that the whole of Quartania is of recent formation.1
Click on the sound files in the right hand column of the table hear the Nyungar words.
Click on the picture or name for more information on each item.
The suburb of Beeliar
North Lake - the name Coolbellup now also refers to a whole suburb.
Fishing Boat Harbour
1. Lyon, R. M. ‘A Glance at the Manners, and Language of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of Western Australia; With a Short Vocabulary’, Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal, 20 April 1833, 63-64.