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Monday, 21 Apr 2014

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.

Map

Open the following file to see a map showing Midgegooroo National Park. It is called Canning National Park on this document.

canning.pdf 1.65 Mb

or

Canning_Pickering_Parks_Guide1.pdf 356.39 Kb

Facilities

The major recreation facilities located near Canning National Park are provided by the Water Corporation at Canning Dam.
Access to this picnic site is off McNess Drive, Roleystone or Canning Dam Road off Albany Highway.

Several Mountain Bike trails run either through the Canning National Park or adjacent State Forest areas. The Munda-Biddi
Mountain Bike trail which will eventually go all the way to Albany runs through the National Park.

Just to the north of Canning National Park off Brookton Highway is the Carinyah Mountain Bike Loop Trail. This trail is
15.7km long and starts from a terminus located 4.4km east along Brookton Highway from the Canning Road intersection.

Name

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

 

map_araluengolf

This map shows us where the park is in relation to the Araluen Golf Resort Estate.

Roleybushcare has been treating the trees on the edge of the park against Dieback Disease. We work with the Department of Environment and Conservation Officer.

Map Ref: City of Armadale's Online Mapping

 

 

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