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Landscape

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Landscape

A changing landscape

Kangaroo paw is emblematic of the Perth landscape. A number of sites that Yagan traversed, such as King's Park at the mouth of the Swan River, and within his own country south of the Swan River, are home to this iconic flower. Today it grows near signs of more recent changes such as bitumen and sprawling suburbs.

Kangaroo paw, Perth region
Kangaroo paw, Perth region. Photo: Andrew Davoll/Lochman Transparencies.

Suburban memory

As people travel the roads of Perth's southern suburbs, they might come across this memorial to Yagan. A street sign, 'Yagan Mews', marks Yagan's place in the contemporary Perth landscape.

Street sign in a Perth suburb that reads, 'Yagan Mews'
Yagan street sign. Photo: Kipley Nink.