Yellagonga

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Yellagonga was the leader of the Whadjuk Noongar on the north side of the Swan River (Aboriginal: Derbal Yaragan). Colonists saw Yellagonga as the owner of this area. However, land rights were also traced through women of the group. Yellagonga could hunt on wetlands north of Perth because of his wife Yangani's connections to that country (boodja).[1][2]

Heritage[edit]

Yellagonga Regional Park, around Lake Joondalup was named after him.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death of the King of Perth". The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal. 10 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Whish-Wilson, David (2013). Perth. NewSouth. ISBN 9781742241623. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Yellagonga Regional Park". Explore Parks WA. Perth, WA: Department of Parks and Wildlife. 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2015.