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Along the Convict Fence

Be guided by heritage specialists along a section of the WadjupGabbilju foreshore walk. Learn about local birdlife and an intriguing fish project. Hear about the making of the interpretive signage, and find out what was found when the signs went in! Star appearance: convict fig tree. 4km return.

The event will begin by discussing some of the finds made in the research for the WadjupGabbilju foreshore walk, particularly as presented in interpretive signage in Shelley Beach Park regarding the extent of the Convict Fence.

Then, after exploring a map illustrating the wetlands covered by the 1960s reclaimed park, we’ll set off to study a bird roost, and hear about an unusual innovative fish project by Ozfish, featuring the placement of tree stumps in the estuary to attract mussels & other invertebrates that are a favourite food for fish like bream.

Walk highlights will include the fig trees convict base & an insight into what a local resident sees through his telescope watching a pair of ospreys each day on their Mt Henry-Kattaballaejow nest across the estuary.

A delicious Aboriginal brunch supplied by BindiBindi will be available at the osprey lookout endpoint of the walk.

The return along same path is at your leisure, enabling you to study the sign information more closely.

Event date

Event Details

271 Riverton Drive North, Shelley, Western Australia

Meet at Shelley-Rossmoyne foreshore's long jetty near the ablution block, in the middle of Shelley Beach Park, at the end of Beatrice Ave or Corbel Street.


10am - 1pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking required[email protected]93681087
Onsite facilities: