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Waugal Monoliths


City of Wanneroo

Place Number

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10 Enterprise Av Two Rocks

Location Details

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1976

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
RHP - To be assessed Current 11 Sep 2020

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 26 Apr 2006 Category 3

Category 3

RETAIN AND CONSERVE IF POSSIBLE Retain and conserve if possible: provide maximum encouragement to the owner to conserve the significance of the place. Photographic record required prior to any major redevelopment or demolition.

Statement of Significance

The Waugal Sculptures are of historic significance repreesenting the development of Two Rocks and the work of Mark Le Buse in the area. They are of aesthetic and social significance to the local community of Two Rocks as evidenced by the Two Rocks-Yanchep Residents Association's interest in the sculptures.

Physical Description

A group of approximately 14 sculptures by Mark Le Buse of animal and human figures depicting impressions of birth and death situated within a landscaped area south of the Two Rocks Shopping Centre. There is signage portraying the Waugal Legend and a plaque on the emu sculpture which reads:
"The Waugal Monoliths Limestone Interpretations of the Aboriginal Dreamtime have been created by local sculptor Mark Le Buse. Proceeds from Wiranas Cave are donated to TVW Channel 7s Telethon Appeal."
There are other Le Buse sculptures of celebrity heads situated east of the group with Two Rocks Shopping Centre Park.


Mark Le Buse was born in the USA and arrived in Western Australia during the early 1970s. In 1976 Mark Le Buse was commissioned to sculpt the Waugal Monoliths on a site adjacent to the Two Rocks Shopping Centre. The work commemorated Western Australia's 150th anniversary (information on plaque)
The Australian Women's Weekly reported that thw collection of carvings were a memorial in the making, with the following description "The monoliths vary from a caricature of a frog called 'Quork Quork' to human figures contorted in vigourous impressions of birth and death."


Name Type Year From Year To
Mark Le Buse Architect - -

Place Type

Historic site


Epoch General Specific
Original Use OTHER Other

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities
OCCUPATIONS Intellectual activities, arts&craft

Creation Date

07 Aug 2007

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Last Update

28 Feb 2020


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