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02 - Waugal Cave

Waugal Cave

Garungup Cave (also known as Waugal Cave) is associated with the story of the rainbow serpent with the area of Rocky Bay and the Garungup River (Swan River) known to local tradition owners as “being place of significant mythological and ceremonial importance”. There is no doubt in my mind that many more sacred sites have long been destroyed in the area without a chance of being documented, in which the establishment of the Burford Soap Tunnel would’ve surely contributed to some degree.


(Although Garungup Cave appears to actually exist further up the river in Mosman Park and separate from Waugal Cave, we have kept it the way it’s written, as documented by the WA Maritime Museum).

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