"Mokare related to me today that a very long time ago, the sea came in and covered all the country for a long way. Porongorup was under water. Mt Lindsay and Mt Manypeaks remained specks, little islands. Mt Hallowell was completely covered. The sea went back with the north wind. No Black Fellow had been drowned, all having run in time to the little spots on the few mountain tops which continued dry. The wallibi, bandycoots and other animals having run in great abundance to the same places to shelter, they fared well. There were living at this time a Black man and woman named Mendeeyerin and Yotogitepart or Yetopurt."
Captain Barker, King George Sound, 1830.