Alexander Forrest’s 1876 exploration was sponsored by J. H. Monger (1831-1892) a merchant at Fremantle and York. Monger supported Forrest to find more pastoral land that would be suitable to add to his large holdings east of York.
Monger’s eldest daughter Helena Aurora (born 1858) was 18 years of age at the time and the obvious candidate for the derivation of the name.
The reports of the various trips, tours and travels on the Adventures website have a lot of information about place names – their naming and features – toponymy. More information.
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