This Day in History: 1893-09-28

The reserve later named the Wattening Nature Reserve (No. 2393, 40 hectares, 6.5km south-east of Bolgart), was created for the purpose of a ‘Public Utility’, mainly as a watering and resting facility for bullock and horse teams, using the permanent fresh water supply.

Nature reserves of the Shire of Toodyay, by Susan A. Moore et al. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Perth, 1985, p.63.