CUBALLING

Cuballing is a surprise entrant into the Bust synopsis. Towns do not come much smaller than Cuballing. Cuballing is the next town encountered when traveling south from Northam to Albany. Cluballing is another Wheatbelt centre.

The name is of Aboriginal origin and was first recorded in a lease application in 1868 relating to a pool near the town, and was previously spelt "Cubballing" or "Cooballing". The townsite was gazetted in 1899 and was one of the original stations on the Great Southern Railway. By 1903, a school and district hall had been appointed and the town had its own Road Board (later to become the Shire Council in 1961), and by 1906, two butcher shops, two banks, a hall, a post office, a coffee house, two blacksmiths, two churches, a boarding house and a hotel served the town's population. Many of these buildings have been preserved and can still be seen today.

However, the town did not grow after the 1920s, presumably due to the size and economic opportunity in nearby Narrogin, and in 1946 the primary school closed, meaning pupils had to travel to neighbouring towns.

The Cuballing Tavern has a spectacular road side profile.

The War Memorial is opposite the Tavern.

The Cuballing United Church is the surviving denomination in a ‘modern’ building.

The Cuballing Museum is on the main highway opposite the service station; potentially easily missed.

To the traveler, should the Tavern beckon; hopefully the timing is right. Cuballing though is a drive through town.

Heritage diary

 

 

  Fireplace Dump Station
  General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
  Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course