Boyup Brook is a town
located in the South West of Western Australia, south-southeast of Perth and northeast of Bridgetown.
Boyup derives from 'Booyup', an Aboriginal
term meaning 'place of big
Notable persons who were involved in early exploration and
settlement of the area include Augustus
(1845), Commodore Scott
(1854), James George
(1861) and William Forrest (1871). The townsite was
gazetted as Boyup in 1900, although local usage was mostly "Boyup
there was a major expansion of the townsite, and locals suggested
that as there was some confusion with the similarity of Boyup and
Boyanup, the townsite should be renamed Boyup Brook.
The renaming was approved, and the townsite re-gazetted as Boyup
Brook in 1909. In the same year, the Bunbury to Katanning railway reached the town.
The town hosts the Boyup Brook Country Music festival, an annual
event, that is held in February each year. The festival has been
held since 1986 and the attendance of the event has increased from
600 at the first festivl to over 17,000 in 2008.