Boyanup, Western Australia

Boyanup, Western Australia

Boyanup is a town located on the South Western Highway in the South West agricultural region, 195 km south of Perth and 18 km south-east of Bunbury, Western Australia.

Boyanup is an Noongar Aboriginal name, said to mean "a place of quartz" as "Boya" means "rock" or "stone". The name was first recorded by an explorer in 1852, and a road survey in 1869 shows the town name as "Boyinup". In 1888 a railway was built between Boyanup and Bunbury, and the townsite was gazetted in 1894.

The town is located on the shores of the Preston River and the first European in the area was Captain Bunbury who visited the area in the 1880s and thought it to be ideal for farming.

The Yoganup North Mine site, owned and operated by Iluka Resources, where mineral sands are mined and separated, is located north-west of the town.

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