Boongarra Well

Surveyor J. Cowle  surveyed Boongarra Reserve (No. 911) as a Travellers Resting Place  and Stockyard in 1867.

Coincidentally this is probably also the area mentioned by George Grey as Boongarrup in 1837.

The name is believed to be of aboriginal derivation, possibly meaning ‘a hill shaped like a stomach’.

J. Cowle, Fieldbook 2, p.30.

George Grey, Expeditions in Western Australia, Volumes I and II

Peter Bindon, WA Museum, File 1527/1972, Volume 2, page 290.