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Bakers Hill

Bakers Hill is a small town on the Great Eastern Highway, east of The Lakes and west of Clackline. In 1887 the town was originally called Mount Barker but the name was changed in 1902 to avoid confusion with the Mount Barker near Albany. Mr Baker (either John or James) was an early settler in the district whose name the town now bears, Bakers Hill is approximately 73 kilometres east of Perth and only 39 kilometres east of Mundaring


 
 
 
 
 

Bakers Hill - Welcome Sign

This sign alongside the Great Eastern Highway welcomes everyone to town. October 2015. Photos Ref: BKHL001

 

Bakers Hill - Auction Mart

This is the Bakers Hill Auction Mart on the Highway. An old converted garage. Alas, another business for sale. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL002

 

Bakers Hill - B.K.H. Cafe

Again on the main street, here is the B.K.H. Cafe. You can see a bit of the tavern next door. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL003

 

Bakers Hill - Tavern

This is the Bakers Hill Tavern. Rather a new building and it looks rather pleasing. Reviews suggest you can get a good pub meal here. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL004

 

Bakers Hill - Old House

Here is a deserted house on the main street, just next to the Auction Mart. It still looks quite sturdy and perhaps it will be done up one day? February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL005

 

Bakers Hill - Catholic Church

The local Catholic Church is on the south side of the highway. This is the Holy Family Church. The priest travels down from Northam to celebrate Mass every second Sunday. The Church was built in 1953. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL006

 

Bakers Hill - Saint Nicholas Anglican Church

This is St Nicholas Anglican Church in Bakers Hill. The verandah is as big as the main building. It's on the north side of the highway not far from the Pie Shop. The church was originally a Methodist Church built in 1933. It was used as a schoolroom in the 1950's. The Anglican Church bought the building in 1994. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL007

 

Bakers Hill - Famous Bakers Hill Pie Shop

Another converted garage. This is The Famous Bakers Hill Pie Shop which looks appealing. There was a fellow out the front (can you see him in the yellow shirt?) very ably playing a melodious mini-harp. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL008

 

Bakers Hill - Street View

With the Bakers Hill Pie Shop in the foreground, this is a view looking east down the main street. Beyond can be seen the hotel, the cafe and the Auction Mart in the distance. October 2015. Photos Ref: BKHL009

 

Bakers Hill - Recreation Centre

Off to the north side of town, this is the Bakers Hill Recreation Centre. It's situated near sports facilities such as the local oval. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL010

 

Bakers Hill - Memorial Park for Soldiers

Well kept, designed and constructed Memorial Park for soldiers who fell in conflicts over the decades. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL011

 

Bakers Hill - General Store and Post Office

Down at the western end of town is the General Store and Post Office. It didn't look very open today. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL012

 

Bakers Hill - Mundaring to Kalgoorlie Pipeline

I like these pumps and I've taken a few similar photos in nearby towns. This is a section of the Mundaring - Kalgoorlie pipeline whereby Bakers Hill's water allotment is extracted from the main flow. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL013

 

Bakers Hill - Great Eastern Highway

Looking east along Great Eastern Highway through the townsite. You can see the Pie Shop on the left and the Catholic Church across the road. February 2011. Photos Ref: BKHL014


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