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Borden

The town of Borden is located 390 kilometres south-east of Perth and lies within the Shire of Gnowangerup. Close to the south to town is the Stirling Range. Borden was first established as a rail stopping point on the Tambellup to Ongerup line in 1912. Borden was gazetted in 1916. The town was named after Canadian Prime Minister, Robert Laird Borden. The nearby (but now closed) railway siding of Laurier, was also named after a Canadian Prime Minister


 
 
   
 
 

Borden - Moir Street

The main street of Borden, Moir Street, runs off Chester Pass Road. Entering town, cars keep left for shops etc, trucks go right into the wheat bin area. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD001

 

Borden - Tavern

The Borden Tavern sits close to the corner of Chester Pass Road and Moir Street. The magpie up on the sign keeps tabs on all the comings and goings. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD002

 

Borden - General Store

The general store and post office which is on Moir Street. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD003

 

Borden - RSL Hall

The Borden RSL Memorial Hall on Moir Street. This appears to be used by Harvest Pop-Up Cafe these days. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD004

 

Borden - Landcare

Pallinup Landcare Centre on Moir Street. I wonder why this is here? Pallinup is a small district located between Gnowangerup and Broomehill. This looks like a former school room. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD005

 

Borden - Shop For Sale

Just to the left of the general store, this small shop and/or residence is up for sale. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD006

 

Borden - Garage

This garage has unfortunately seen better days. No fuel here anymore. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD007

 

Borden - Guest House

Here is the Borden Guesthouse and Lodge which occupies the former 1928 Borden Agricultural Hall. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD008

 

Borden - School

The local primary school. A school has operated here since 1935 although it did close between 1945 and 1950 due to low numbers. The school continues to operate today. The immaculate presentation is a credit to those concerned. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD009

 

Borden - Anglican Church

St David's Anglican Church, Borden. The Foundation Stone was laid by Mrs Mavis Milne, in the company of Ralph, Bishop of Bunbury, on May 15th, 1959. December 2016. Photos Ref: BORD010


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