English name: Fremantle, including both sides of the river, North and South

Comments: Place of tears; the local Whadjuk people used to hold their funeral rites here.  The deceased would be buried in the sand dunes and the singing and mourning would start so that the deceased could go on their next journey into the spirit world.  It was believed that the spirits would cross the sea to Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) and go beyond to return at a later date.[1] Walyalup [2]

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Derbal Nara placenames
Photo Angela Rooney

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32° 3'21.23"S 115°44'30.88"E