Question: Why is Busselton called Busselton?

Busselton was named after the early settlers the Bussell family; however the Bussells were not consulted and preferred the name Capel (after their relative in England, Capel Carter). A town named Capel was later established to the north of Busselton.

When was Busselton named?

June 1835 The present name of Busselton derives from the Bussell family. It was first officially used in June 1835. The Bussells, who were not consulted about the name, preferred the name Capel after a relative in England, Capel Carter, but the name Busselton was retained.

Who discovered Busselton?

Bussell family It was visited in 1801 by a French expedition that explored the Western Australian coast. The locality was settled by the Bussell family, who established its “Cattle Chosen” stock station there in the early 1830s. The settlement became a town in 1837.

What is Busselton Aboriginal name?

The City of Busselton sits on Wadandi Country that is called Wadandi Boodja. The Wadandi people are the Traditional Custodians, and have lived and breathed off this ancient land for over 40,000 years. The Aboriginal name for Busselton is Undalup after the warrior and leader Undal.

Why is it called Margaret River?

History. The town is named after the river, which is presumed to be named after Margaret Whicher, cousin of John Garrett Bussell (founder of Busselton) in 1831. The name is first shown on a map of the region published in 1839. Before British settlement the area was inhabited by the Noongar people.

How was Busselton named?

Busselton was named after the early settlers the Bussell family; however the Bussells were not consulted and preferred the name Capel (after their relative in England, Capel Carter). A town named Capel was later established to the north of Busselton.

Is Busselton a good place to live?

Offers an unbeatable lifestyle Busselton has a very laid-back lifestyle, and is a popular place for families and retirees. The median house price is only $387,000 (as calculated by Reiwa) and so is also a popular choice for those looking to enter the housing market.

What is Busselton known for?

Busselton is best known for its 1.8-kilometre-long, wooden-piled jetty which has survived a cyclone, storm and fire to retain its status as the longest timber-piled jetty in the southern hemisphere.

What does Boodja mean?

Overall there are many common words in Noongar, for example: kaya = hello, moort = family, boodja = country and yongka = kangaroo.

Can you swim in the river at Margaret River?

You can experience rocks pools, gentle waves, quiet swimming spots plus great beginners surf out off the mouth of the river.

What is the best time to visit Margaret River?

If you like calm fine days with light winds Margaret River is best in Autumn (March-May) which is less windy than Spring. However you may prefer visiting in Spring if you want to enjoy whale watching from the beautiful coastline or to see the wildflowers which carpet the Cape to Cape Track in mid-late Spring.

How long is the Busselton Jetty?

1.8 kilometre Construction of the Busselton Jetty began in 1865. Beginning as a mere 161 metres, sand drift resulted in an additional 131 metres being added in 1875. Further extensions were made throughout the following 90 years creating the remarkable 1.8 kilometre length.

What is the Aboriginal word for spirit?

Migaloo Migaloo: Ghost or spirit.

Is it safe to swim in Busselton?

This is a relatively safe beach under normal conditions. A tidal swimming enclosure is located just west of the jetty, otherwise people swim all along the beach.

Is it better to stay in Margaret River or Dunsborough?

If staying in a town Id recommend Margaret River in preference to Dunsborough although Dunsborough has some lovely apartments and houses on the beachfront if that appeals. Can get quite pricey though. Very quiet location yet only a 1 min stroll to the main street.

How much does it cost to walk Busselton Jetty?

The Jetty is 1.8km long and the walk takes approximately 25 minutes each way. Walk Tickets are valid all day and can be purchased at the Interpretive Centre window .The Jetty.TypeSingle AdultSingle childJetty Day Pass$4.00FREE1 more row

What can you catch off Busselton Jetty?

The most commonly caught fish along the Busselton Jetty are herring, skippy, gardies, tarwhine, crabs and squid. Sometimes from the end of the jetty bigger fish also can be caught such as bonito and southern bluefin tuna.

What is there to do in Busselton at night?

Busselton JettyBusselton Foreshore. Vasse-Wonnerup Wetlands. Tuart Forest National Park. Possum Spotlighting Trail. Wonnerup House. Busselton Museum. Cape Cultural Tour. ArtGeo Cultural Complex.More items

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