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The Pioneer Way - Route 120

Mount Barker

Accommodation


Mt Barker Visitor Centre
In or close to town, the visitor can select from a grand Federation hotel with large rooms and lofty ceilings, a Caravan Park with onsite chalets to budget motel rooms and we are also RV friendly.
Phone     9851 1163    Website


Food


Mt Barker Visitor Centre
Restaurants, cafes - in town and in some of our Wineries and vineyards, roadhouses offering sit down or takeaway meals, hotel dining rooms, tea rooms and plenty of food outlets where you may find everything you need here, 9am-4pm
Phone     9851 1163    Website


History


Wikipedia - Mt Barker
Prior to European settlement, small groups of Aboriginal people, called the Bibbulmun (a clan of the Noongar) People, inhabited the area. The Aboriginal name for Mount Barker Hill is 'Pwakkenbak'
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Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Mount Barker Cemetery
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Shire of Plantagenet History
The History of the Shire of Plantagenet by Rhoda Glover can be bought from the Shire office or borrowed through your local library. 411 pages with photographs and maps.
               


Museums/Art


Old Police Station Museum
The Mt Barker Museum has compiled a beautifully presented history of Mt Barker with old photographs of the town and a map, here
Phone     9851 2505     EmailWebsite


Places


Mingor Photographs
A comprehensive gallery of photographs of things to see in Mount Barker.
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Mt Barker Visitor Centre
Unspoilt national park mountain ranges, a spectacular annual unique wildflower display and an area steeped in rich heritage and history and much more
Phone     9851 1163    Website




Great Southern Treasures
Mt Barker Railway Station, old Police Station Museum, St Werburghs Chapel, Mount Barker Hill Lookout, The Claude Hotchking Art Gallery, Mount Barker Turf Club
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Useful Links


Mingor Photographs
A comprehensive gallery of photographs with links to other town photographic collections
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Great Southern Treasures
Mount Barker was first explored in late 1829, nearly four years after the establishment of the penal colony at Albany, and was named after Captain Collet Barker. The first settler was Sir Richard Spencer, the Government Resident in Albany
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