2nd Country Drive to Moora and Back


I enjoyed the first trip and lunch at the Drovers Inn, we went back again with friends.

Moore River East Cutting, Yarawindah, Western Australia

Moore River East Cutting, Yarawindah, Western Australia

Derelict Ruins, Great Northern Highway, Yarawinda, Western Australia

Derelict Ruins, Great Northern Highway, Yarawinda, Western Australia

Derelict Ruins, Great Northern Highway, Yarawinda, Western Australia

Derelict Ruins, Great Northern Highway, Yarawinda, Western Australia

This lovely old ruin is sitting in a farm paddock near the banks of the Moore River at a locality called Yarawinda. It is just up the road from the remains of the old Victoria Plains Agricultural Hall shown in a previous post.

Google Earth / Maps Location:
31° 1′ 5.17″ S 116° 12′ 39.66″ E

New Norcia Deep Space Ground Station, Yarawindah, Western Australia

New Norcia Deep Space Ground Station, Yarawindah, Western Australia

New Norcia Deep Space Ground Station, Yarawindah, Western Australia

New Norcia Deep Space Ground Station – Controlled by the European Space Agency – See this LINK!

Google Earth / Maps Location:
31° 2′ 36.95″ S 116° 12′ 24.00″ E

Southbound Line, Gillingarra, Western Australia

Southbound Line, Gillingarra, Western Australia

The "Dunny"

The “Dunny”

Junk Pile

Junk Pile

Mangiri Cottage, Bindoon-Moora Road, Gillingarra, Western Australia

Mangiri Cottage, Bindoon-Moora Road, Gillingarra, Western Australia

Mangiri Cottage, Bindoon-Moora Road, Gillingarra, Western Australia

Mangiri Cottage, Bindoon-Moora Road, Gillingarra, Western Australia

Mangiri Cottage, Bindoon-Moora Road, Gillingarra, Western Australia

Farm Paddocks

Farm Paddocks

I believe this ruin is what is left of “Mangiri Cottage“, along the Bindoon-Moora Road at Gillingarra.

Google Earth / Maps Location:
30° 51′ 21.74″ S 116° 1′ 41.98″ E

Old Post Office, Bindoon-Moora Road, Mogumber, Western Australia

Old Post Office, Bindoon-Moora Road, Mogumber, Western Australia

In Mogumber, what is now known as “The Old Stone House“. It was constructed in 1899 by James Atkinson who was then also in charge of the hotel. This building functioned as the town’s post office and store.

The Pub at Mogumber

The view from the Stone House down to the Pub, Mogumber.

Google Earth / Maps Location:
31° 2′ 19.54″ S 116° 2′ 41.58″ E

Country Drive to Moora and Back


The old Victoria Plains Hotel, Great Northern Highway, Waddington, Western Australia

Victoria Plains Hotel, Great Norther Highway, Waddington, Wester

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Victoria Plains Hotel, Great Norther Highway, Waddington, Western Australia

Victoria Plains Hotel, Great Norther Highway, Waddington, Western Australia

The hotel precinct comprised the hotel building, a separate kitchen building behind (west), was originally linked to the hotel by grape trellis. Stables, a gaol, a horse driven chaff cutter were all adjacent to, and north of the main hotel building. It was a stop over for travellers including those with prisoners or convicts. There was a shop on the north end of the hotel building. The hotel also operated the post office and telephone exchange. 2 kilometres south of the hotel was the race track and cricket pitch.

Google Earth/Maps Location:   30° 50′ 12.03″ S  116° 16′ 5.65″ E

Hay Bales

Hay Bales

Victoria Plains Agricultural Hall Ruins, Yarawindah, Western Aus

Remnants of the old Victoria Plains Agricultural Hall (see post below)

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Abandoned Farm House, Bindoon-Moora Road, Gillingarra, Western A

Abandoned Farm House, Bindoon-Moora Road, Gillingarra, Western A

Derelict Cottage from a bygone era! Bindoon-Moora Road, Gillingarra, Western Australia

Abandoned Farm Machinery

Abandoned Farm Machinery

Rural View

Rural View

Google Earth/Maps Location: 30° 56′ 46.19″ S 116° 3′ 4.56″ E

"The KIA!!"

“The KIA!!”