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Burracoppin

Situated on the Great Eastern Highway some 23 kilometres east of Merredin is the small town of Burracoppin. The Perth - Kalgoorlie railway passes through the district about 2 kms north of the town. Burracoppin was gazetted in 1891 and so pre-dates a few towns just to the east of here by up to 20 years. The town name is of Aboriginal origin and is named after the nearby Burancooping Rock. The rock was also known as Lansdowne Hill in the mid 1800's


 
 
   
 
 

Burracoppin Street

This is a side-street in Burracoppin showing a few houses. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN001

 

Burracoppin - Old Business Building

This looks like a mechanical or agricultural business building. The word "Farmer" can be seen near the top of the front doorway. It looks in good repair but is otherwise totally unmarked. There is a satellite dish on the roof and a large radio tower at the rear. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN002

 

Burracoppin - Hall

The local hall appears to be a fairly modern structure judging by design, although it could be older then later renovated and painted. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN003

 

Burracoppin - Hotel

The Burracoppin Hotel sits on the corner of Springnell Valley Road and White Street. This was constructed in or about 1926. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN004

 

Burracoppin - Hotel

The Burracoppin Hotel again this time taking in a slightly different aspect. The hotel looks to be in very good repair. It is currently for sale. It seems that the hotel has been de-licensed and is now used as a private residence. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN005

 

Burracoppin - Hotel

A view along the street which includes a single-story outbuilding to the left of the hotel which is part of the hotel land and premises. Apparently the small building was once stables. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN006

 

Burracoppin - House

A smart house in the town. This would date back to the 1920's. There is a satellite communications dish on the roof. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN007

 

Burracoppin - Rabbit Proof Fence

A few kilometres east of town is where the No.1 Rabbit Proof Fence construction commenced. The details are all on the sign. Imagine building that. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN008

 

Burracoppin - Rabbit Proof Fence

At the site of the Rabbit Proof Fence sign is this information booth. The fence to the right may be what the vermin proof fence actually looked like, or perhaps is a section of the original. March 2015. Photos Ref: BPCN009


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