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There have been innumerable problems up at Wedge. Accidents of all description especially boating ones. One which came close to costing a life happened on a fine January Saturday morning, warm no wind but there was a four foot swell breaking all along the outer reef. A...

When I was six my father pushed me down a hill on my push bike at Wedge. I hit Bill’s dinghy and swore I would never ride a bike again. I spent more time riding our old farm quad with its awesome windscreen and protector...

There are three ways to catch fish; from the beach, from a boat or by spear fishing. All three versions have their devotees. The beach fishermen believe that standing on a tripod, or being wet to the waist on a winter evening casting over the break...

My family and I have a beach shack at wedge Island. Wedge Island is north of Lancelin. When we go to our beach shack it takes about two hours to get there. When we get to Lancelin we have to travel on a really bumpy track...

There have been many social events at Wedge Island over the years. The gun club has been host to a variety of these including New Years Eve celebrations, birthdays, weddings, engagements, old mole’s, clay target shooting, Australia Day Cricket matches, 100’s club, Easter Balls, just...

At a WAUC Spear fishing competition early in 1962 Ray Parkes made the comment “You should see the fish at Wedge Island”. With such a wrap up we decided to check this place out. Prickle Head (Ray Parkes) and Al Bacon had just begun Cray...

Lager the Emu Where else can you find a communal pet emu? Wedge. Lager had an owner but he rather liked to tour the flats and visit everyone else than stay at home. I have fond memories of him coming to lunch everyday popping his head in...

My childhood at Wedge molded my life and my choices I have made. Anne McGuiness is one of those people everyone knows. If you haven’t met Annie, well you haven’t been injured at Wedge, lucky and un-lucky for you. From as early as I can remember...

On April 15th 2006 at 9am, well nearly 10 (the bride is supposed to be late!), a Wedge Girl’s wedding took place on the point on a perfect Wedge day. The wedding started a week before, spending my last bachelorette days with my Wedge friends. Every...

I have written a few other stories about Wedge. I just wanted to put together something to try to explain why I love Wedge and why I would love to see it preserved for future generations. Wedge is not the same as it was when I...

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