Boya’s history is bound up with that of neighbouring Darlington. In July 1901 dozens of iron and hessian huts sprung up near a site to the south-west of Darlington village chosen for a quarry. The 150 workmen housed at this settlement were employed in supplying huge granite blocks for building Fremantle Harbour. A siding built to the quarry was given the Aboriginal name ‘Boya’ for rock.  A second quarry nearby to supply ballast for railway construction meant the shanty town grew into a residential area.

Image : Boya on North East side of Coulston Road. Quarry on right hand side. Photography by JarrahTree

State Registered Places in Boya:

Government Quarries (fmr)

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Above: Boya Quarry, 1905. MHHS Collection.

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Above: Mountain Quarries, Boya. SLWA b3482595