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Day 32 - Wednesday 6 June 2012

Hyden to Wagin

A shorter trip today - only 245 kms. We travelled via Kondinin, Kulin, where we stopped for a coffee and a snack before moving on to Jitarning, Wickepin and Narrogin (don't you just love the names) finally ariving at Wagin about 1:30 pm. Kulin is preparing for the bush races, but I don't think that the local nag will beat Black Caviar!

Kulin's Bush Races

Kulin's Bush Races

Kulin's local nag

Kulin's local nag

Our first stop in Wagin was the local Council Office to get some information on the Travellers Rest Area at the local Showgrounds. The cost was $8.00 per night with power for self-contained vehcles only - so we paid up for 2 nights which will give us time to look around. We are the only van at the showgrounds so we had the pick of the grassy sites and after plugging in to power we made our way up the road to the nearby Wagin Historical Village - a complex of 25 buildings from the region's past.

An example of a Wagin wattle and daub cottage

An example of a Wagin wattle and daub cottage

A Bag Tent of the type used late last century near Wagin

A Bag Tent of the type used late last century near Wagin

A Stump Jump Plough used near Wagin

A Stump Jump Plough used near Wagin

The Dairy at the Wagin historical village

The Dairy at the Wagin historical village

Di on the Dunny re-living past memories

Di on the Dunny re-living past memories

One of the reasons for coming to Wagin was the fact that David's Grandmother's brother, William, and one of his sisters, Margaret came to Wagin in about 1900 to settle. At the Historical Village we found an old photo of the Wagin Road Board taken in 1906 with William Edward Clarke as Chairman. The Road Board was later to become the Wagin Municpal Council. We found out later in the day from a local that W E Clarke and Co were the Stock and Station Agents in Wagin.

Wagin Road Board building (now the Library)

Wagin Road Board building (now the Library)

Posted by TwoAces 05:18

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