Cindy Gray - Tales&Trails Photo: Tim Campbell

Cindy Gray is a Wadandi Bibbulmun Elder and long-time local.

Her connection to Boodja goes back generations and she is a valued member of the Undalup Association, who make meaningful contributions to her land.

Cindy took five to answer some local favourites questions.


What’s your connection to the region?

I’ve lived in the region for 20 or 30 years. My great great grandfather is originally from here (he died in Bunbury in 1905). He got married in 1880 to an Aboriginal girl called Elizabeth Dawson – who was born in Busselton. My great grandfather was born in Busselton so I am from Wadandi Boodja going back a few generations.


What’s important to you in life?

The most important thing to me is family. I’m married with 7 children and have always loved living here with my family.


What’s your favourite beach?

Meelup beach and Margaret River rivermouth are my favourites. They are both kid-friendly and have good facilities. I usually celebrate special occasions with family at these spots or anywhere near the seaside where it’s safe for kids.


Top 3 local food experiences?

Albies Bar and Bistro in Busselton, Blue Ocean Fish and Chips in Augusta (these are the best in the South West), and Settler’s Tavern in Margaret River.


Best fun to have on Wadandi Boodja without spending a cent?

Visit the beach at Margaret River rivermouth, walk the bush trails and bike paths, and have a barbeque with friends and family.


What’s the best advice you can give to visitors to our region?

Please indulge in the beauty of our country and respect it while travelling.

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