NAREMBEEN

Narembeen is the first town encounted when heading south from Merredin to south of the state. Narembeen is also another of the many towns that service the Wheatbelt region. Narembeen is a young town that has experienced most growth since the 1950’s.

Narembeen is a very tidy and neat town that is a carryover from the recent tidy town successes and the major industries are growing cereal crops and raising cattle and sheep.

A settler named Charles Smith bought a property he called Narembeen. By the 1900s more farmers moved to the area as land was opened up and by 1918 the town-site of Emu Hill was gazetted.

Narembeen means place of female emus in the local Aboriginal language.

The area was initially surveyed in 1836 by the Surveyor General John Septimus Roe. After camping on a rocky outcrop and seeing a group of Emus he named the area Emu Hill. By the 1850s European settlers arrived in the area looking for pastoral land for wheat and grazing. In 1901 the rabbit proof fence was constructed just to the East of Narembeen and can still be seen today.

The Narembeen Churches are of the modern era. The old Anglican has survived.

The Narembeen Hotel is over a century old, which signals an ‘old’ era has given way to the modern.

The War Memorial is on the southern fringe of the cbd. A nice representation it is.

Narembeen has an active Historical Society.

Narembeen is a nice town and a diversionary trip will not disappoint.

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