It is uncertain what the name Joondalup means, but it has
been variously translated as "place of whiteness or glistening" or
"place of a creature that can only move backwards". The word comes
from the Noongar aboriginal language of Western Australia.
Like many Australian native animals, the word 'bilby' comes from
an aboriginal dialect. Specifically, it is from the aboriginal
language Yuwaalaraay and is said to mean "long-nosed rat". This is
in reference to the fact that the bilby is a small marsupial with a