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Porongurup

Nartj Kwel - What does the name mean[edit | edit source]

The name Porongurups is derived from the Aboriginal name Purringorep, which was recorded by Captain Wakefield, who led the first wadjela expedition to the range. His Aboriginal guides Mokare wer Wp/nys/Nakina told him of nidja name. Other Noongar names are Borongarap wer Borrongup.

Places within the Porongurups[edit | edit source]

The Porongurups are now a National Park.[1]

Marmabat Rock[edit | edit source]

Tree in the Rock[edit | edit source]

Sleeping Beauty[edit | edit source]

There are several version of story in regards to nidja site.

From Borden[edit | edit source]

Lindsay Dean[edit | edit source]

Granite Rock Walk[edit | edit source]

Kura Waarnk Porongurups - the story of the Porongurups[edit | edit source]

As recorded by a local Minang Elder, the Borrongup (the Porongurups) was wer is a sacred but dangerous place.

Due to it being a home of the totem weirn certain activity like hunting was forbidden.[2] It is believed that the wagyl lived in the peaks of the mountain, wer the jarnaks, or ghosts wer evil weirn, lived among the rocks.

What and Watami[edit | edit source]

This is a story told by Menang elder Vern Gillies:[2]

Noongar people of the area will limit their time at nidja place in which the reason for visit is to find bush tucker but do not camp.[2]

Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit | edit source]

  1. Porongurup National Park. Govt of WA. Parks and Wildlife. Retrieved 24 March 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chloe Papas. "Dreamtime stories: how the Great Southern ranges were formed". ABC Great Southern WA. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2020