Wilyabrup, Western Australia

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Wilyabrup
Western Australia
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Wilyabrup
Coordinates 33°47′S115°2′E / 33.783°S 115.033°E / -33.783; 115.033 Coordinates: 33°47′S115°2′E / 33.783°S 115.033°E / -33.783; 115.033
Population180 (2016 census) [1]
Established1987
Postcode(s) 6280
Time zone AWST (UTC+8)
Location
LGA(s) City of Busselton
State electorate(s) Vasse
Federal Division(s) Forrest

Wilyabrup is a locality in the Margaret River wine region, in the local government area of the City of Busselton. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 180. [1] It has the highest concetration of premium wine producers in the region. [2] It contains the Wilyabrup Sea Cliffs, which are used for rock-climbing and abseiling, along with Quinninup Falls, which are on the Cape to Cape Track. [3]

The name "Wilyabrup" (also spelt "Willyabrup") comes from the local Wilyabrup Brook, which first appeared on planning documents in 1865, and may be derived from "Worlyabaraap", a Noongar word meaning "northern sky". [4] The area was developed in the 1920s as part of the Group Settlement Scheme, with the construction of a hall beginning in 1922 and a school on the site in 1928; the school was destroyed by fire in 1954. [5] [6] Wine began to be grown there in the 1960s and 1970s, with Vasse Felix and Cullen Wines being the first vineyards in Wilyabrup. [5] The area was gazetted as a bounded locality in 1987, having previously been a postal district. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wilyabrup". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 August 2019. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Other towns". Your Margaret River Region. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  3. "Quinninup Falls". Your Margaret River Region. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  4. 1 2 Bennett, Rob (8 August 2012). "The tale of Wilyabrup". Busselton-Dunsborough Mail. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. 1 2 "Wilyabrup Valley Viticultural Heritage Precinct". Heritage Council of Western Australia . Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  6. "Wilyabrup". Municipal Heritage Inventory (PDF). City of Busselton. 2013. pp. 384–385. Retrieved 9 August 2019.