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Bolgart

A small wheat town north of Toodyay on the Bindi Bindi - Toodyay Road. Bolgart is some 126 kilometres north east of Perth and is in the southern part of the Shire of Victoria Plains. The name comes from the nearby spring which was discovered in 1836 by explorer Mr G. Moore. In the 1840's, early settler Mr Scully named his property Bolgart. The town is also on the Toodyay - Bindi Bindi railway and was gazetted in 1909. The Bolgart name is of Aboriginal origin


 
 
   
 
 

Bolgart - Welcome to Bolgart

The 'Welcome to Bolgart' bay on the southern side of Bolgart includes a map of the Shire of Victoria Plains. October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG001

 

Bolgart - Hotel

The Bolgart Hotel cuts a fine figure down near the railway lines. This hotel was built in 1916 and formerly was a State Hotel. The hotel has enjoyed recent renovations. November 2014. Photos Ref: BOLG002

 

Bolgart - Hotel

The Bolgart Hotel, this time viewed through some of the grain handling equipment near the rail yards. October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG003

 

Bolgart - Hotel

Here is a view of the Bolgart Hotel that you would see from the main road. This is the rear and a side of the hotel. November 2014. Photos Ref: BOLG004

 

Bolgart - Railway Station

The train station is now in poor repair. This is the old station master's building when there was a station master here, including a parcels office and store room. Being brick, this would be a of a later vintage than many old stations around this part of the country. (Info from former Miling Station Master, Kevin Rosier). October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG005

 

Bolgart - Grain Storage Bins

Large grain storage bins adjacent to the rail yards. October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG006

 

Bolgart - Anglican Church

St Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, Bolgart. The Foundation Stone was laid on June 11th, 1939 by Most Rev. Henry Frewen La Fanu, Archbishop of Perth. October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG007

 

Bolgart - Memorial Hall

The Bolgart Memorial Hall was constructed in 1932 with additions being built in 1948 and 1953. October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG008

 

Bolgart - Old House

An old house in town which is unoccupied at present. Some building materials on the front verandah and round the site suggest that someone is going to undertake some repair work soon. October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG009

 

Bolgart - Trees Cafe

In the main town area, the Trees Cafe occupies what was once the Bank of New South Wales Building. The building was constructed in 1939. I didn't see an operating bank in town today. I called in here for a spot of lunch in November 2014 and I can recommend this place. Open on a Sunday too! October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG010

 

Bolgart - Thrifty-Link Handy for Hardware Store

Towards the southern end of town is the Thrifty-Link Handy for Hardware Store for hardware and farming needs. October 2011. Photos Ref: BOLG011


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