Ever since Arthur Bayley and William Ford discovered gold near Coolgardie in 1892 Western Australians have had a love affair with rocks. But the love of rocks goes back way longer. Katter Kitch or Wave Rock near Hyden is significant to Noongar people as a dancing and camping ground.
If you leave the soggy snot green south coast and head north east for about 400km you cross through the guts of Western Australia‘s wheatbelt. In those 400km you cross isohyet after isohyet of diminishing rainfall. A rainfall believed to be so low by the early European explorers that no crops would ever grow here. Continue reading