Open Day and Blues for the Bush
Together with the Shire of Perenjori, and generous sponsors, we've run several Community Open Days at the Reserve followed by open air Blues for the Bush concerts.
Those attending the community open days are engaged in demonstrations and discussions about important aspects of the social, cultural and economic life of this vibrant and resilient community.
Then as the sun goes down picnic rugs are spread out, the BBQ fired up, the bar opened and a Blues for the Bush concert begins. Local, Perth and interstate bands provide the backdrop to this rare chance for city and country folk to meet, mingle and even dance together under the stars. See BluesForTheBush.org.au.
Culture and history
The reserve lies on the traditional lands of the Badimaya people. Charles Darwin Reserve, also known as White Wells Station, was previously operated as a sheep station.
For more historical background see the Charles Darwin Reserve Community History site.
The purchase of Charles Darwin Reserve was made possible with funds from the Commonwealth’s National Reserve System Program, as well as our generous supporters.