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YorkCemetery Historical Walk Trail
A York Society booklet documenting 27 pioneers
with photos and accounts of their lives is
available from the Tourism Office. There is a map
in the booklet, and the walk trail is also signed
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  York Visitor Centre - History
The year 2006 marked the 175th anniversary of the
State’s oldest inland town of when it was
first settled by Europeans in 1831
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  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the York
Cemetery
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  Ballardong Noongar Budjar
Healthy Country - Healthy People. This document
has been developed with the view to representing
the perspective and the period of time that
Noongar people have been occupying and caring for
their Country. A pdf
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  History of York 1834-1880
Over The Hills. A very detailed history of the
first 50 years of York by Rodger Jennings. 363
pages. $72. Order from Peter Bridge, PO Box 317,
Victoria Park 6479
Email93618667   
BeverleyFerguson Vintage Collection
An amazing huge collection of farm and mining
machinery, jump-stump plough, vehicle registration
plates, household appliances, and more. Open most
weekends or by appointment. 22 Hunt Road, Beverley
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  Beverley Cemetery
The Aboriginal tracker, Billy Noongale, who
accompanied the explorer John Forrest on his trek
from Perth to Adelaide in 1870, is buried here.
       
  Some Beverley Pioneer Lives
These thumbnail histories of Beverley Pioneers in
the Beverley Cemetery have been provided by the
Beverley Dead Finish Museum. Please click on
Website to make use of them in the Pioneer
Challenge
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  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Beverley
General Cemetery
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  Noongar Knowledge
The SW Aboriginal Land and Sea Council's web site
covers culture, country, people, history, a
glossary of terms, education and leadership.
Highly recommended.The aim of the Kaartdijin
website is to share the richness of our knowledge,
culture and history
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  About Beverley
Beverley Tourist Office - Officially founded in
1838, Beverley is one of Western Australia’s
oldest settlements.
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  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Beverley
Anglican Cemetery
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  Lonely Grave
A single grave beside the main road out of
Beverley; one among many Lonely Graves in Western
Australia
       
KokebyOld School
Just across the railway ine is a plaque
commemorating the village school
       
  Wheat Bins
Kokeby Village has disappeared into history. Only
the railway line and the wheat bins are left
       
BrooktonBrookton History
The Brookton area of the Wheat Belt was first
settled in 1846 by John Seabrook and was founded
in 1884. The name was originally Seabrook. The
Aboriginal name was Kalkarni.
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  Brookton Heritage Register
Shire of Brookton Heritage register. A
comprehensive list of the heritage buildings and
some pioneers in the shire.
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  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Brookton
Cemetery
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  Some Brookton Pioneer Lives
These thumbnail histories of Brookton Pioneers in
the Brookton Cemetery have been provided by the
Brookton and District Historical Society. Please
click on Website to make use of them in the
Pioneer Challenge.
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  Noongar Knowledge
The SW Aboriginal Land and Sea Council's web site
covers culture, country, people, history, a
glossary of terms, education and leadership.
Highly recommended.The aim of the Kaartdijin
website is to share the richness of our knowledge,
culture and history
Email93587400Web
PingellyThe Wofalin Goldfields Track
The Wofalin Track started at Pingelly to service
the Parker Range gold fields in the Yilgarn in the
1890s. Beadell, Holyoak, Sewell, Smith, Taylor,
Shaddick are mentioned here.
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  Lorraine's Burial Records Mb
A complete list of the burials in the Mourambine
Cemetery near Pingelly
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  Facebook - Lost Pingelly
Well worth a visit for Pingelly's history or want
to find out about your family's pioneers or share
information about your pioneers who lived here. An
excellent site
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  Lorraine's Burial Records Py
A complete list of the burials in the Pingelly
Cemetery
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  Pingelly Pioneer Biographies
These thumbnail histories of Mourambine and
Pingelly Pioneers have been provided by the
Pingelly Museum and Historical Group and Lost
Pingelly. Please click on Website to make use of
them in the Pioneer Challenge.
Email0417953386Web
  Noongar Knowledge
The SW Aboriginal Land and Sea Council's web site
covers culture, country, people, history, a
glossary of terms, education and leadership.
Highly recommended.The aim of the Kaartdijin
website is to share the richness of our knowledge,
culture and history
Email93587400Web
  Stones that Fell from the Sky
Boyup Brook, Pumphrey’s Bridge, and Borden.
The reports include descriptions of stones ranging
in size from a pebble to approximately 35 pounds.
The stones along with other objects were reported
as 'falling out of nowhere'.
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  About Pingelly
The first settler in the area was Mr Lewis John
Bayley who was granted 4,000 acres for grazing in
1846 around the Moorumbine Spring. See the link to
the Pingelly Shire history page.
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  The Pioneers of Mourambine,
The pioneers of Mourambine, including a brief
history of the townsite, 1842-1924 researched and
written by Lesley A. Lane and Florence C. Wilkes
is available from the State Library of WA
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  Municipal Heritage Inventory
A comprehensive record of heritage assets in the
Shire. Places, people, agriculture, settlement,
pioneers and more. Lengthy but fascinating.
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PopanyinningLorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Popanyilling
Cemetery
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  Cuballing History Book
Numbat Country - The story of the Shire of
Cuballing - from earliest times until 1997 was
officially launched in March 2003 and is a unique
recollection of the pioneering days of the
Cuballing district until recent times.
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  Popanyinning
Popanyinning was originally named 'Popaning' which
stands for waterhole in the Aboriginal language.
Years later the name was changed to Popanyinning,
but no-one is really quite sure of why.
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CuballingOriginal Post Office
The former office and staff quarters were built in
1912. it is now a private residence
       
  Developed in 1981
With an Aboriginal name relating to a pool near
the town,it is one of the original stations on the
Great Southern Railway. A thriving town in 1906
having shops, blacksmiths, churches, butchers
banks,hall, post office and a hotel all apparently
made of loca
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  Former Anglican Church
The former St Peters Anglican Church was erected
on Campbell Street in 1911. It is no longer used
as a church.
       
  Western Australian Bank
The former Western Australian Bank which later
became the R&I Bank was built in 1900 in Aton
Street. It is now a private residence
       
  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Cuballing
Cemetery
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NarroginNoongar Knowledge
The SW Aboriginal Land and Sea Council's web site
covers culture, country, people, history, a
glossary of terms, education and leadership.
Highly recommended.The aim of the Kaartdijin
website is to share the richness of our knowledge,
culture and history
Email93587400Web
  Narrogin Pioneer Biographies
These thumbnail histories with photographs of
Narrogin Pioneers have been provided by the
Narrogin Old Courthouse Museum. Please click on
Website to make use of them in the Pioneer
Challenge.
Email98816758Web
  Settled in 1860
Early pastoralists found times were hard and
supplemented income by cutting Sandalwood and
Mallee trees. Narrogin developed when the railway
selected nearby pool for water supplies for steam
trains. Growing from being a major railway
junction its now an
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  Wikipedia - Narrogin
Narrogin is an Aboriginal name, having been first
recorded as "Narroging" for a pool in
this area in 1869. The meaning of the name is
uncertain, various sources recording it as
"bat camp", "plenty of
everything" or derived fro
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  Old Railway Station
Narrogin once employed 250 railwaymen. Its old
station is fenced off but can be viewed from the
bridge that crosses the line. Hopefully money will
be found to restore it and to add a transport
museum.
       
  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Narrogin
Cemetery
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WaginFacebook - Lost Wagin
Well worth a visit if you are interested in
Wagin's history or want to find out about your
family's pioneers or share information about your
pioneers who lived here
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  Wikipedia - Wagin
The name of the town is from Wagin Lake, a usually
dry salt lake south of the town. The name is of
Noongar origin, first recorded by a surveyor in
1869-72. It means "place of emus", or
"site of the foot tracks from when the emu
sat down"
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  Noongar Knowledge
The SW Aboriginal Land and Sea Council's web site
covers culture, country, people, history, a
glossary of terms, education and leadership.
Highly recommended.The aim of the Kaartdijin
website is to share the richness of our knowledge,
culture and history
Email93587400Web
  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Wagin
Cemetery
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WoodanillingWikipedia - History
The name Woodanilling is Aboriginal in origin and
means either "lots of minnows" or
"place where the bronzewing pigeon
nests"
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  History of Woodanilling
Round Pool to Woodanilling by John Bird available
from the Shire Office is an amazingly detailed
account of the people, places and events in
Woodanilling. It contains excellent appendices and
photographs.
       
  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Woodanilling
Cemetery
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KatanningState Heritage Register
List of 17 sites in Katanning on the State
Heritage Register, with photographs and details of
people associated with them.
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  Inividual Pioneer Bios
From Katanning - A Look Back by Arthur Todd of
Lost Katanning with bios of individual pioneers.
Some bios here. The book is available on-line or
at the Tourist Centre in the old railway station.
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  Facebook - Lost Katanning
Well worth a visit if you are interested in
Katanning's history or want to find out about your
family's pioneers or share information about your
pioneers who lived here
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  Gazetted as a town in 1898
First visited in 1835 by Governor Stirling and
Surveyor Septimius Roe and later by sandalwood
cutters it was not built until 1889.In 1891 the
Premier Roller Mill opened and provided flour to
the whole Albany region. It provided an important
cash market fo
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  Malay Kampong in WA - Video
Katanning is the most ethnically diverse regional
centre in WA. Featuring 50 language groups, ours
is a harmonious community, embracing the different
cultural and religious backgrounds of our
townsfolk. Website Video.
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BroomehillLorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Broomehill
Cemetery
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  Wikipedia - Broomehill
The town owes its creation to the Great Southern
Railway, completed in 1889. It is named after Sir
Frederick Napier Broome (1842–96) who was
then the Governor of Western Australia.
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TambellupLorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Tambellup
Cemetery
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  Geni Genealogical Database
Geni is the world's leading collaborative
genealogy site. Our world family tree contains
more than 139,068,988 connected profiles. Search
Geni to find out how your ancestors are connected.
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  Battye Library Women Pioneers
A pdf list of WA Pioneer Women. A useful resource.
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  Wikipedia - Tambellup
Tambellup's main street is Norrish Street, named
after its first European settler, Josiah Norrish
(1841-1884), who in 1872 was attracted to the area
by its large stands of Santalum spicatum
(Sandalwood).
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CranbrookLorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Cranbrook
Cemetery
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  Wikipedia - Cranbrook
The name is taken from the town of Cranbrook in
Kent, England, about 65 kilometres SE of London.
It is believed to have been named by Mr J A
Wright, who was manager of the Western Australian
Land Company which built the railway.
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TenterdenWikipedia - Tenterden
The siding was established in 1891 and shortly
afterward the government made land available for
agricultural purposes in the area. The town was
gazetted in 1893 and is named after a town in Kent
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  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Tenterden
Cemetery
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KendenupHistory of Kendenup
Kendenup was one of the original stations on the
Great Southern Railway and the site of Western
Australia’s first goldmine. It was one of
the largest established farming enterprises with a
station boasting upwards of 30,000 sheep.
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  Early settlement
History dates back to 1831 when land grants led to
sheep and grain farms being established Soon after
Gold was discovered but didn't prove a viable
proposition but the increase in population led to
expansive apple and pear orchards.
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  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Kendenup
Cemetery
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Mount BarkerShire 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.
       
  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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AlbanyWikipedia - Albany
Kinjarling (Albany) was home to Menang Noongar
indigenous tribes during the summer season. They
called the area Kinjarling which means "the
place of rain". language.
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  Lorraine's Burial Records
A complete list of the burials in the Albany
Cemetery
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  Historical Albany
Visit the many historical buildings of Albany and
learn about her history, from the orignial
Noongar inhabitants to early colonial settlement
& later ANZAC departures.
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