PINGELLY

Pingelly is the next town encounted when traveling south to Albany from Northam. The origin of the town name or early history was not available. Pingelly has some heritage factors, but no museum or historical society. The majority of essential services are available in Pingelly.

Pingelly is a town and shire located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 158 kilometres (98 mi) from Perth via the Brookton Highway and Great Southern Highway. The town is also located on the Great Southern railway line.

Pingelly has a population of about 750, but the shire includes over 1,100 residents living both in town and on rural properties, and is a key agricultural centre, with wheat, barley, sheep and cattle farming being the main activities. It contains a TAFE college, and each year in September hosts an agricultural show. In addition, a primary school, Bendigo Bank, shopping facilities, accommodation (hotel, motel, Caravan Park), golf course, council offices and a telecentre are located within the town. A school bus ferries high school students to Narrogin.

The Pingelly War Memorial is a quite outstanding acknowledgement given the size of the small town.

Pingelly has two hotels the Exchange Tavern being a grand classic.

The Anglican Church is over 100 years old and is set in gardens. The Catholic likewise is over 100 years old.

Should the timing be right a look at the War Memorial and refreshment may be in order at the Exchange Hotel?

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