Pergandes Sheepyards

Waypoint: -30.85738 , 117.91715 GPS: -30.86747 , 117.91718
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Bell Road
Bencubbin WA 6477
  • Picnic tables, bins & wood BBQs
  • Some shady trees to sit under
  • Interesting historical information
  • Photo opportunity
  • Plentiful bush flies. Bring insect repellant
  • Good mobile phone signal
Last updated by Cameron on 15th December, 2014
Pergandes Sheepyards is a picnic spot located on a property where an early pioneer family established their home and built sheep yards using slabs of granite. The granite was obtained by an unusual and ingenious method.
The picnic area is located 1km from Marshall Rock, near Bencubbin, in the Western Wheatbelt.

To build the sheepyards, Ted Pergande harvested slabs of granite from a nearby rock formation by heating the rock and then rapidly cooling it with water. The rock cleaved into slabs, which were transported the short distance to their present location.

Safety: The older picnic table is unstable and near collapse. User the newer table to avoid injury.
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