Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013
Midgegooroo National Park
Management of the Park
This park was previously known as Canning National Park.This park is managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation. Click here for a link to their webpage with details about the Park.
Open the following file to see a map showing Midgegooroo National Park. It is called Canning National Park on this document.
The major recreation facilities located near Canning National Park are provided by the Water Corporation at Canning Dam.
Several Mountain Bike trails run either through the Canning National Park or adjacent State Forest areas. The Munda-Biddi
Just to the north of Canning National Park off Brookton Highway is the Carinyah Mountain Bike Loop Trail. This trail is
The Canning National Park was renamed Midgegooroo National Park (pronounced midj-ee-gor-oo).
The Park was named after Midgegooroo (date of birth unknown, died 22 May 1833) who was a Nyoongar elder of the Beeliar people at the time of European settlement in 1829. Midgegooroo played a key role in indigenous resistance to white settlement in the Perth area. He was best known as the father of Yagan. Midgegooroo was executed by white settlers in 1833.
At the time of settlement, Midgegooroo was an old man and a senior authority in his family group. He had two wives and four sons, Yagan, Narral, Billy and Willim. Midgegooroo's family had customary land usage rights over a large area of what is now southern metropolitan Perth, and were able to move freely about an even larger area, presumably due to kinship ties with neighbours.
Ref: Department of Environment and Conservation
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