Swan River

Banner Credit: Boodjar Nakolak Yanginy, artwork representing the Derbarl Yerrigan and Vincent wetlands by Jade Dolman and JD Penangke for City of Vincent 

Where the Swan River/Derbarl Yerrigan curves around East Perth is a significant place for Noongar people.

The area is home to several registered aboriginal sites noted for being a Noongar camping and meeting place with a special spiritual connection to the Waugal and other important creation stories. 

Many storytellers talked about their special connection to the river.  


Gordon Cole


Aerial photo of Perth Oval to Belmont Park, 1980  (State Library of Western Australia)