Pioneer Heritage Challenge

Pioneer Heritage

Narrogin - History

Lorraine's Burial Records

A complete list of the burials in the Narrogin Cemetery.

Pingelly - Our People and Progress. Buy the book at the Pingelly CRC
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.

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.

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.

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.

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" etc.

Narrogin - Events

Narrogin Shire - What's On

The Narrogin Shire presents a list of events, including cycling, show days, orienteering, markets, festivals etc.

Narrogin - Accommodation

Albert Facey Motor Inn

Named after the author Albert Facey writer of "A Fortunate Life" it is next to the caravan park and opposite Foxes Lair Nature Reserve. Accommodation includes swimming pool,restaurant and licensed bar.

Duke of York Hotel

Located on the main street within walking distance of town centre and sporting attractions The Duke of York offers accommodation, dining room, bars, beer garden,function room and a drive through bottle shop.

Narrogin Caravan Park

Caravan parking and camping for short stay available. Features include wheelchair access, camp kitchen and laundry. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Narrogin Motel

Casual lodging with relaxed dining. within easy walking distance of town centre and sporting attractions.

New Cornwall Hotel

Renovated (2017) the historic New Cornwall Hotel is the largest hotel in Narrogin. It offers accommodation, outdoor areas, bars and dining facilities.

Narrogin - Food

All Day Cafe 7

Kebab shop 40 Federal Street. Best chicken kabab I have ever had and I've had a lot! The meat was cooked perfectly but by far the best thing was the salad, very fresh. Mon-Sat 10-8. Sun Closed.

Chicken Treat

99-101 Federal Street Fast Food chicken shop.

Narrogin takeaway and cafe bar

101 Federal Street

Pioneer Way Food list

A comprehensive list of places to eat in Narrogin including fast- and slow-food outlets. There is a wealth of choice.

Trip Advisor

Duke of York Hotel, The Homestead Restaurant, Narrogin takeaway and Cafe Bar, Chicken Treat.

Narrogin - Places

Dryandra Woodland Park

s a native conservation area with the largest remnant of original vegetation and many species of mammals birds and reptiles including the Numbat,emblem.

Foxes Lair National Park

Bushland reserve with walking tracks picnic areas and an array of winter wildflowers,birds and wildlife.

Narrogin Motel Attraction List

Old Court House, Butter Factory, Railway Dam, Art Gallery, Restoration Group, Memorial Park. Have a look at the old Railway Station before restoration, and many lovely old buildings.

Railway Dam

Built to provide water for the Souther Railway steam engines the dam is now a pleasant place to walk among gum tree and look for wildflowers.

Narrogin - Museums/Art

Arts Narrogin

Events, Exhibitions, Workshops. Their rooms are next to the Town Hall in the middle of Narrogin. Currently open by appointment only.

Old Court House Museum

Check out the original magistrate's bench, prisoner's dock and witness stand, exhibits from Narrogin's doll and pottery factories, medical displays, early farming items and Aboriginal artefacts. Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 10-12.

Narrogin - Activities

Dryandra Nocturnal Experience

Barna Mia is an animal sanctuary with a difference Set in the heartland of the Dryandra Woodland Barna Mia is a place to discover threatened native marsupials in a natural setting. Take a torch and do the night tour.

Narrogin Features