WAROONA

Still heading north to Perth and the next small town encountered is Waroona.

The town was originally known as Drakesbrook, and was first settled by John Fouracre in 1891. A railway station on the Pinjarra to Picton Junction railway line with the name "Drake's Brook", named after William Henry Drake, an Assistant Commissioner General and original landholder in the area (1847), opened in September 1893 and the town was surveyed and gazetted by March 1895.

Due to the unpopularity of the initial subdivision, new lots were surveyed near the mill, which became known as Waroona.

Waroona does have a sense of pride and humour.

Waroona has a number of ‘old’ and heritage buildings.

The Catholic Church has a great prominence in the town ship. Other faiths are also represented.

The Waroona Hotel is a modern design tavern.

The Waroona War Memorial is acknowledged through a cenotaph and hall.

Be sure to stop and take in the heritage buildings.

Diary notes

 

 

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