Cultural Recognition

Cultural Recognition

You’re on Whadjuk Nyoongar Country.

Whadjuk people are the traditional owners of John Forrest National Park.

Nyoongar people lived here before European settlement, with evidence that the area was once used as a hunting place. Jane Brook Valley was an ancient travel route crossing the Darling Scarp.

Jane Brook is connected to the Dreamtime serpent, the Waugal. The rocks in and along the brook are said to be the droppings of this mythical creature.

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  • <p>This photograph was taken in John Forrest National Park and shows the National Park Falls. Water cascades down a bed of brown rocks. Rocks are surrounded by native plants and trees that are various shades of green. </p>