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Bullsbrook

A locality on the Great Northern Highway, north of Midland and 46 kms from Perth. Home to R.A.A.F. Base, Pearce. This is in the Upper Swan region. The town's name was coined in the late 1890's, taken from the nearby Bull's Brook. The Brook is thought to have been named after 1831 settler Lt. Henry Bull or his servant, Richard "Bull" Jones. In 1936 the town was gazetted as Kingsford but this changed in 1939 to avoid confusion with Kingsford NSW airfield


 
 
   
 
 

Bullsbrook - Newsagency

On the Great Northern Highway, on the east side going north, is the colourful Bullsbrook newsagency. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL001

 

Bullsbrook - Christian Centre

This place (next to the newsagency) used to be a cafe but the cafe has moved one door down and this building is now the Christian Gathering Place. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL002

 

Bullsbrook - Restaurants

The Christian Centre seems to have disappeared and now the premises is Pink Orchid Thai Restaurant. To the left is Uncle Tony's Cafe, apparently only around three weeks old when this picture was taken. June 2015. Photos Ref: BULL003

 

Bullsbrook - Cafe

And here is the cafe's new location. A small caravan from which lots of pleasant smells are being emitted. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL004

 

Bullsbrook - Accountants

Progressing down the main street, beyond the cafe, is this fine-looking building, premises of G. L. Brush, Accountant. Beyond this is an old garage where Muzz-Buzz coffee now operates. June 2015. Photos Ref: BULL005

 

Bullsbrook - Garage

On the west side of the highway is this old Shell service station which is still operating as such. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL006

 

Bullsbrook - Hotel

On the corner of Great Northern Highway is the local hotel. This is part of Chequers Hotel, the main entrance to which is a little way up Bullsbrook Road. Beyond the drive-through is the Red Roof Steakhouse and various hotel bars. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL007

 

Bullsbrook - Chequers Hotel

The accommodation entrance to Chequers Hotel. The hotel was designed and constructed in the 1930's and was then known as the Bullsbrook Hotel. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL008

 

Bullsbrook - Electricians

Next to the hotel, a little way up Bullsbrook Road, is this fine old country business building. The home of Bon Electrics. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL009

 

Bullsbrook - Road Train on Highway

The Great Northern Highway running through town carries an enormous number of road freighters, many of which are over-width and/or over-length, and most heading north to mining establishments. This morning they were endless - one after another. Most come back south with scant back-loads. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL010

 

Bullsbrook - RAAF Pearce Airbase

The RAAF Pearce airbase was constructed pre-world war II and was officially granted station status in 1939. This is an 'old' entrance off Great Northern Highway, somewhat north of the current main entrance. The base was named after George Pearce who was a West Australian Federal Senator from 1901 to 1938. The base is home to air force training and combat groups. Public air shows are held at the base from time to time. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL011

 

Bullsbrook - RSL Hall

A little to the east of town, up Chittering Road, is the local RSL Hall. Very nearly on the edge of town. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL012

 

Bullsbrook - Library

Off Chittering Road is the local library. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL013

 

Bullsbrook - Old Fire Truck

Outside the fire station on Chittering Road is this old fire truck. It's an old Ford called 'Blitzbuggy'. This is an ex-RAAF water tanker which was purchased for fire-fighting at the Pearce airbase in 1962. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL014

 

Bullsbrook - Moondyne Joe Mural

A mural on what is perhaps a pump house near the fire station. Moondyne Joe was one of Western Australia's best-known bush-rangers who "operated" in the Avon Valley area in the middle to late 1800's. His real name was Joseph Bolitho Johns. Joe obviously comes from Joseph, and Moondyne was the Aboriginal name for the Avon Valley. July 2011. Photos Ref: BULL015

 

Bullsbrook - Catholic Church

On Chittering Road is the Virgin of the Revelation Catholic Church. The Foundation plaque was dedicated by the Most Reverend William Foley, Archbishop of Perth, on 7th June, 1987. June 2014. Photos Ref: BULL016

 

Bullsbrook - Agricultural Hall

On Turner Road in West Bullsbrook is the old Agricultural Hall. This building was constructed in 1904 and has had a chequered history. It has been used by the RSL, by the CWA, once as a school, and also as a venue for church services. The hall has seen various extensions and changes over the years some of which are evident by examining the brickwork lines. The tin extension at the rear is extremely recent and contains kitchen facilities. Perhaps this is the oldest surviving building in Bullsbrook. June 2014. Photos Ref: BULL017

 

Bullsbrook - The Maze

Located on Neaves Road a little west from central Bullsbrook is this family amusement park called 'The Maze'. This is an excellent place to spend a family day. December 2009. Photos Ref: BULL018

 

Bullsbrook - The Maze

'The Maze' features, naturally enough, several entertaining mazes. Amongst others, there are two constructed from bits of pine tree forest. Here is one of such. December 2009. Photos Ref: BULL019

 

Bullsbrook - The Maze

This is another maze - a bit easier for little kids! December 2009. Photos Ref: BULL020

 

Bullsbrook - The Maze

You can also play mini-golf or giant chess. There is also an exceedingly pleasant restaurant for the partaking of lunch. December 2009. Photos Ref: BULL021


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