The Coogee Audiowalk

What’s the Connection between Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Coogee?

How did Carnac Island end up having the most concentrated population of venomous snakes on the planet?

Who were Dandy, Teazer and Jacko Mackako, and what’s their claim to fame?

Audiowalks are a great way to learn about Western Australia’s history while exercising, and easy to use! Simply download the free MP3 to your device, go to the section of the path marked as the beginning of the walk, press play and follow the directions from there. You will be asked to move to identifiable landmarks and listen to an account of the social and natural history associated with that site.

The Coogee Audiowalk is divided into two.

To hear about the ninety seven species of birds found along this walk, take the first walk.
The strange story of how Hardenbergia Comptoniana turned up in England ten years before The British colonised can be heard on the second walk.

The first walk is from Catherine Point to the Power Station. Along the way you’ll hear stories associated with the smelter camps, Carnac Island, Robb Jetty and other sites.

Starting Point for Walk 1
Coogee Audiowalk part 1

The second walk is from the Omeo wreck to the Woodman Point Ammo Jetty. Here you’ll hear about the Omeo, shark attacks (or the absence of), Coogee Hotel, the failed Clarence Settlement, and the strange account of the Native Wisteria. 

The second walk is about two and a half kilometres and has been divided into two so you can take the short walk if you feel like it, then pick it up again for the full one later on.

Starting Point for Walk 2
Coogee Audiowalk Part 2

REMEMBER! Be sun smart: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide, and don’t forget your water!

If you haven’t seen her, you have no doubt heard narrator MONICA MAIN. She is a local actor with over thirty years experience in theatre, film and radio. Monica has won awards for Rest@The East Perth Cemetery at the 2019 Fringeworld, and The Equity Guild Award for services to the WA Professional Performing Arts Industry.

Writer/producer JOHN TOOHEY is an award winning writer who has published books and articles on history and photography. Having gained an Honours degree in History at UWA, he lived in several countries, picking up an M.A in Art History along the way. His friends find his enthusiasm for old Kodak Brownie cameras tiresome.

The Coogee Audiowalk has been made possible with funding from the City of Cockburn

Audiowalks WA acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja as the traditional owners of this land.

Audio was recorded and produced at Radio Fremantle 107.9

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