Yorrl Park

Yorrl Park is seen as one of a number of important sites that link across the Albany landscape.

Yorrl Park (named after the paperbark tree) is a traditional camping area which was in use at least 12,500 years ago until the 1950s. It continues to have significance to the local Noongar people for its cultural, environmental and heritage values.

Noongar students from Primary Schools in Albany have contributed artwork for the signage. The Albany Heritage Reference Group Aboriginal Corporation (AHRGAC) project for the management of Yorrl Park, including weed eradication, revegetation, walkways and interpretation, is now complete with input from the Community schools and TAFE with much of the work undertaken or coordinated by Lawrence Cuthbert.

The Department has been supportive of the project since its earliest stages, co-ordinating and funding the initial archaeological investigations, assisting with obtaining funding for the management and interpretative work and providing ongoing support to all involved.

The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon Peter Collier MLC, and members of the AHRGAC and local Noongar elders officially opened the Yorrl Park on Friday 4 October 2013.