McDermid Rock

McDermid Rock is 180 kilometres east-north-east from Hyden along the Hyden Norseman Road three kilometres before the Victoria Road heads off north to Coolgardie.

There are three ‘waves’ on the north-east part of the rock, facing south-east.

The ubiquitous explorer Frank Hann recorded in his fieldbook on 16 September 1901 that he had discovered and named this rock, however, he did not state after whom he named it.

A Department of Land and Surveys Trig Station was established on the highest point of this outcrop in November 1980.


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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