West Lewis Island Pastoral Station Excavation and Historical Inscriptions

Alistair Paterson, Alexander Burcham, Annie Carson, Ken Mulvaney, Jo McDonald

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapterpeer-review


The historical settlement at West Lewis Island includes ruined stone structures from a nineteenth-century pastoral station. Why was this desert island chosen for sheep farming? We sought evidence for early interactions between pastoralists, pearlers and Aboriginal people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMurujuga
Subtitle of host publicationDynamics of the Dreaming
EditorsJo McDonald, Ken Mulvaney
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherUWA Publishing
Number of pages50
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-76080-245-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-76080-255-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Publication series

NameCRAR+M Monograph
PublisherUWA Publishing


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