Family Footprints from Burekup to Bunbury

The Gravel Pit – our Storieis the story of Charles, his wife Rachel, and their 14 children.

Their subsequent generations now comprise much of the Aboriginal population of the local area, including Eaton, Burekup, and Dardanup.

Featuring poignant personal accounts and a collection of contemporary and archival photographs, the book chronicles the hardships and discrimination the family endured in their search for a better life.

The Gravel Pit – our Stories : Family footprints from Burekup to Bunbury was published in May by the Community Arts Network (CAN) who worked with the descendants of the Hill, Bennell and Collard families to honour their relatives’ journey from the farming town of Pingelly to their traditional home country around Burekup and Bunbury.

Shire of Dardanup Library Services holds a copy of this insightful and moving book at both Eaton Community Library and Dardanup Public Library. Alternatively, feel free to download a copy and read on your device.