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

Clune’s Flour Mill, Great Northern Highway, New Norcia, Western Australia


The 1847 building was a three roomed stone construction. Clune also had two servants rooms built, and an earthen cellar which was the original kitchen. In c. 1890 the upstairs of the building was added. It was brick construction with bricks from the Canterbury kiln. The c. 1847 shingle roof, pressed metal ceilings are still in place under the new roof and dropped ceilings. In the early 1940s the interior walls were lined, but the originals remain intact behind the lining. A P.O.W. rendered the exterior walls of the building in c. 1943. In 1969, during building renovations, the original stonework was found to have keystones and ‘proper’ construction. The timber framework is said to be in ‘old Irish’ style of building. It claimed that the New Norcia police station, and the Buckland Homesteads were modelled on Canterbury’s plan. The stables are located 100 metres north of the house.

Google Earth/Maps Location:  
30° 59' 50.18" S  116° 12' 24.00" EClune's Flour Mill, Great Northern Highway, New Norcia, Western

Clune's Flour Mill, Great Northern Highway, New Norcia, Western0C4A0775

Wilkins Building, Railway Parade, Midland, Western Australia c. 1904


Built in 1904, this heritage listed building has apparently survived two fires over the years. It was built on the back of the prosperity of the old Midland Railway Workshops once opposite and has been a Coffee Palace, Guest House and also housed 3 shops.

Google Earth Location:
31° 53' 34.44" S  116° 0' 23.66" E0C4A0699a

Wilkins Building, Railway Parade, Midland, Western Australia

Beverley, Western Australia


The heritage wheatbelt town of Beverley is 130 kilometres east of Perth on the Avon River. Founded in 1838, Beverley is one of Western Australia’s oldest settlements.

Google Maps/Earth Location:
32° 6' 34.47" S  116° 55' 25.90" E
Beverley Town Hall (1938)

Beverley Town Hall
(1938)

Old Council Chambers (1898)

Old Council Chambers
(1898)

Roads Board Building (1908)

Roads Board Building
(1908)

Court House (1897)

Court House
(1897)

War Memorial

War Memorial

War Memorial

Railway Station (1886)

Railway Station
(1886)

Station Platform Beverley Railway Station

Station Platform

The Track Looking South

The Track Looking South

The Track Looking North

The Track Looking North

Platform Building (Previously "The Gents")

“The Gents”

Platform Building (Previously "The Ladies")

“The Ladies”

Railway Building

Railway Building

Platform Railway Station

Platform

Window Railway Station Platform

Window

Ticket Window Railway Station Platform

Ticket Window

Was this The Tea Room? Railway Station

Was this The Tea Rooms?

Railway Gallery Gardens

Railway Gallery Gardens

Station Gallery Beverley Railway Station,

Station Gallery

Railway Station (1886)

Railway Station

Methodist Church (1907)

Methodist Church
(1907)

Masonic Lodge (1905)

Masonic Lodge
(1905)

St Mary's Anglican Church

St Mary's Anglican Church

St Mary’s Anglican Church

St Mary's Anglican Church - Residence

St Mary’s Anglican Church – Residence

Original Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1890)

Original Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1890) You can purchase this at the present for $150,000 !!

Original Sacred Heart Catholic Church
(1890)
You can purchase this at the present for $150,000 !!

Residence of the Sacred Heart Church

Residence of the Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church (1933)

Sacred Heart Church
(1933)

Moreton Bay Figs Opposite the Railway Platform

Moreton Bay Figs
Opposite the Railway Platform

Avon Buildings (1886)

Avon Buildings
(1886)

Avon Buildings (1886)

Avon Buildings

Central Buildings (1914)

Central Buildings
(1914)

Shop Door Vincent Street

Shop Door
Vincent Street

Side Door Avon Buildings, Queen Street

Side Door
Avon Buildings, Queen Street

ANZ Bank (1909)

ANZ Bank (1909)

ANZ Bank
(1909)

Post Office (1910)

Post Office
(1910)

Hotel Beverley (1885) Originally The Railway Hotel

Hotel Beverley
(1885)
Originally The Railway Hotel

Freemasons Tavern (1886)

Freemasons Tavern
(1886)

Vincent Street - (Main Street)

Vincent Street – (Main Street)

Former Junior School (1894)

Former Junior School
(1894)

The Aero Museum

The Aero Museum

Bank House (Originally Union Bank 1907)

Bank House
(Originally Union Bank 1907)

Edwards Store (1886) Also known as Gillespie's and Self Service Store

Edwards Store
(1886)
Also known as Gillespie’s and Self Service Store

RSL Club Door

RSL Club Door

RSL Hall (1904) It used to be Tattersall's White Hart Hotel. The upper storey was removed in 1954.

RSL Hall (1904)
It used to be Tattersall’s White Hart Hotel. The upper storey was removed in 1954.

Memorial Park Vincent Street

Memorial Park
Vincent Street

Behind the Main Street

Behind the Main Street

Heritage House Queen Street, Beverley

Heritage House
Queen Street, Beverley

Heritage House Brooking Street

Heritage House
Brooking Street

Avon River Vincent Street Bridge

Avon River
Vincent Street Bridge

Vincent Street Bridge Timbers

Vincent Street Bridge Timbers

Old Grain Silo, Great Southern Highway, Gilgering (Beverley)

Old Grain Silo Great Southern Highway, Gilgering (Beverley)

Old Grain Silo
Great Southern Highway, Gilgering (Beverley)