Mandurah Samphire

Creery Wetlands and Samphire Cove - Home of the Quenda also known as the Southern Brown Bandicoot


Credits and Contacts

The Mandurah Samphire website, CD ROM and education package were created by Nature Studies WA and Fresh Web Media and made possible by sponsorship from Cedar Woods Properties Limited.

Text and photographs are copyright and may be reproduced for educational, non-commercial purposes only.


We would appreciate your feedback to improve this site as a resource for residents and educators. Please email suggestions to

The project is a team effort but with particular contributions from:

Shannon Matthews - Website design, graphic design, photography

Nathan Ducker - Educational content, website design

Mandy Bamford - Biological content, photography

Mike Bamford - wildlife illustrations

Joshua Bamford - Digital illustrations, photos

Christopher Matthews - Cartoons

Thanks to the following people for their information, help and advice:
Ken Haustead (Cedar Woods Properties Limited), Richard Gorham (Bowman Bishaw Gorham), Andree King (Plan E), John Quilty (Quilty Environmental), Murray Love, Liz Moore, Steve Dutton, Gil Field, Karen Shaddock (W. A. Department of Conservation and Land Management), Elaine Horne (Curriculum Council), Bronwyn White (Department of Education and Training), Thelma Crook (Ribbons of Blue), Ian Sanders (Science Teachers Association of WA), Roger Harris (WA Gould League), John Harris (City of Mandurah),Rosalind Hicks (Mandurah Museum), Howard Parker (Coodanup Community College), Ken Gwyer (TAFE), Anne Wells, Anne Guthrie (Mandurah Senior Campus), Leslie Griffiths (Glencoe Primary School), Tim O'Keefe (Mandurah Primary School), Hal Sutton, Joe Walley, Richard Walley, Wendy and Peter Silberstein, Nicholas Swab, Wes Bancroft, Natalie Warburton, Dinky Goble-Garratt, Harry Nannup (Winjan Aboriginal Corporation), Challenger TAFE Indigenous Tourism students 2004, Joy Mogridge, Mitchell Sellen.

Publication Details

Mandurah Samphire: Life on the Estuary Fringe

Bamford, Amanda; Ducker, Nathan; Matthews, Shannon; Bamford, Michael; Matthews, Christopher; Bamford, Joshua.

Published in 2004 by Bamford Consulting Ecologists

Ringbinder: 0-9752092-0-5
CD ROM: 0-9752092-1-3
Web: 0-9752092-2-1

Samphire at Creery Wetlands and Samphire Cove at the Peel Inlet near Mandurah

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