An important meeting place and karlerl where many Noongar tribes came together annually to maya-maya along the Wangamup Bilya or Serpentine River. Site of the Barragup Mungah djildjit trap.
asbeel-aorbeela-alleorbeel-allaorbil-aliameaning there in that place is where the river water is running into a pool.
ascool-uporkolo-uporgool-uporgool-guporgool-upp or gulling - gup means to move to as a motion to go to this place.
asdw-ell-ing-upordwel-el-nyin-uppordwel-al- yin - gup or dwel - ali - yin - gup mean on and by the whole place there is fog, dew and mist.
asmya-al-upormya-al-uppormya-al-gupormia-al- up or maia - al - gup means the district by that place of huts.
Pinjarra/Pinjarup boodja was a meeting place for the Binjareb tribe and an area associated with intense resistance against colonial invasion. Prior to settlement the Binjareb lived peacefully in the area and traded an ubundance of flora and fauna with neighbouring tribes. Pinjarra is a place of much historic significance associated with the Pinjarra Massacre.
Local elders/birdya/traditional owners of Pinjarra:
aswager-uporwatch-guporwej-uporwetch-upporwaige - gup means the place of the emu.
aswi-l-gaorwil-il-garroorwilgerka-il-gadukorwilgi-il - gatak or wil - Il - garro or wilgie - il - garro or wilgee - Il - gaduk or wilgi - il - gatak means that areas on and by north and north-west directions possess yellow ochre clay.
aswokal-ka-l-uporwaagal-kal-al-uporwaagal- kal - ale - up or waugal - kal - ali - up or waagal - karl - ale - upp or woggal - kal - ala - gup or wakal - karl - ale - gup means on and by this whole district is of the Waugal or rainbow serpent, a fabulous venomous monster that in the form of a snake resides in the deep and dark water holes.
(as ye - rr - up or ye - yeera - gup or ye - yira - gup or ye - yeera - upp or ye - yira - upp) means today on the top of this steep location.
Ngiyan waarnk Edit
- Len Collard. "Boodjar - Nyungar Placenames in the South-West of Western Australia". Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) and the School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) at the University of Western Australia]. Retrieved 29 April 2023