Footbridge Interpretive Walk

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Embark on a captivating journey through time with the new addition to the Stories of Us: The Narrogin Heritage Walk Trail - The Footbridge Interpretive Walk. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Heritage Council Grant and the Shire of Narrogin, four informative panels were installed in October 2023. Located near Point 23 of the Stories of Us walk trail, the first panel, positioned near the Footbridge entrance on Fairway Street, sets the stage for an immersive experience.

As you traverse the footbridge, you'll encounter two panoramic panels offering breathtaking views of the town in both north and south directions, showcasing intriguing glimpses of its historical charm.Descend the steps to the platform and find yourself transported to a bygone era, where the Railway Station stood as the bustling heart of Narrogin. The next panel, situated at the end of the platform next to a mural, unveils further layers of the town's rich history about the evolution of the bridge to its present steel structure, a testament to Narrogin's changing landscape. Beyond its practical purpose of connecting the town to the station, these footbridges have played a crucial role in uniting the two halves of Narrogin, fostering a sense of community and connectivity.

Discover the significance of this structure as it not only links the east and west sides of town but also provides access to Gnarojin Park and Noongar Dreaming Sites where the rich Noongar stories unfold along the pathway.

When crossing the bridge heading towards the Gnarojin Park pay attention to what is there on your right. You will see a beautiful mosaic of Charrnock Woman underneath the bridge as a part of Noongar Dreaming Sites. The Charrnock woman is a dreamtime story of an evil spirit who moved across Noongar country stealing children and hiding them in her long white hair. This stunning mosaic piece designed and created by Danka Scholtz von Lorenz can be enjoyed from different angles and heights such as from the footbridge. The image looks different from various angles and the work is cleverly crafted to give the impression the Charnnock woman’s eyes are following and watching you. The Noongar History of Charrnock Woman can be seen below.



Charrnock Woman Animation from Community Arts Network on Vimeo.

Charnok Woman