Great Southern Highway

Great Southern Highway

Great Southern Highway is a highway in the Southern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, starting from Great Eastern Highway at The Lakes, 50 km from Perth, and ending at Albany Highway near Cranbrook. It is the primary thoroughfare for this part of Western Australia and runs parallel with the Perth-Albany railway for its entire length. It is signed as State Route 120 from York to Cranbrook

Leederville

Leederville

Leederville is a locality within the Town of Vincent within the Perth metropolitan region of Western Australia.

Abba River

Abba River

The Abba River is a river in the South West of Western Australia. The headwaters of the river rise in the Whicher Range in the Millbrook State Forest then flow in a northerly direction. The river crosses the Vasse Highway and then through Wonnerup Siding before discharging into the Vasse Estuary East of Busselton and finally the Indian Ocean. The river was named in 1834 by Frederick Ludlow. The name is Aboriginal in origin and is a greeting word used by the local peoples.

Mundaring

Mundaring statues

Mundaring is a suburb located 34 km east of Perth on the Great Eastern Highway. The suburb is located within the Shire of Mundaring. Mundaring Weir a dam contributing to Perth’s water supply, is also located in the Shire of Mundaring

Bruce Rock

Bruce Rock

Bruce Rock is a town located in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 243 kilometres (151 mi) east of Perth and 48 kilometres (30 mi) southwest of Merredin. It is the main town in the Shire of Bruce Rock. Economically the area depends on cropping of cereals, primarily wheat, but also barley, lupins and peas. Livestock such as sheep, goats and pigs are also raised in the area.

Donkey Orchid

donkey orchid

Diuris is a genus of herbaceous plant belonging to the orchid family (Orchidaceae). The common name Donkey Orchid is logically derived from the appearance of the two lateral petals, protruding from the top of the flower like the two ears of a donkey.

Tincurrin

Tincurrin

Tincurrin is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 250 kilometres (155 mi) south-east of Perth and within the Shire of Wickepin. Tincurrin’s name is of Aboriginal origin, but the meaning is not known.

Wallaby

wallaby

A wallaby is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been given some other name. The name wallaby comes from the Eora Aboriginal tribe who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area. Young wallabies are known as “joeys”, like many other marsupials. Wallabies are widely distributed across Australia, particularly in more remote, heavily timbered, or rugged areas

Hippos Yawn

Hippos Yawn

Hippos Yawn is a rock near Wave Rock in Western Australia. The rock’s resemblance to a yawning hippopotamus led to its name. It is about 12.6 meters tall.

Goanna

goanna

Goanna is the name used to refer to Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus. Being predatory lizards, goannas are often quite large, or at least bulky, with sharp teeth and claws. The goanna features prominently in Aboriginal mythology and Australian folklore.