Boya

Granite . .

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

Image: View of Boya Quarry looking South East

State Registered Places in Boya:

Government Quarries (fmr)

5. Boya Quarry 1905  (2004.162) (2).jpg

Above: Boya Quarry, 1905. MHHS Collection.

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Above: Mountain Quarries, Boya. SLWA b3482595