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Twelve kms north of Margaret River, on the Bussell Highway, is the small town of Cowaramup. In 1925 the town was gazetted and was named after the local railway siding. The name Cowaramup is of Aboriginal origin. Originally a timber and dairying town, Cowaramup has found itself at the heart of the local wine country. The town still heavily identifies itself with its dairying roots and is known locally at Cowtown. Many cows statues dot parks and footpaths


Cowaramup - Bussell Highway

A view looking south down the Bussell Highway through the Cowaramup town centre. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP001


Cowaramup - Country Store

The Country Store Cowaramup on Bussell Highway. This building is one of a trio all built to more or less the same design. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP002


Cowaramup - Newsagency

To the left of the Country Store is the Cowaramup Newsagency. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP003


Cowaramup - Fruity Cow

The Fruity Cow store which sells fresh local fruit and vegetables. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP004


Cowaramup - Moon Haven

The attractive Moon Haven store on the corner of Bussell Highway and Bottrill Street. The shop specialises in herbs, soaps, lotions and potions. This is an historic cottage. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP005


Cowaramup - Mukau Gifts

The Mukau giftware and gallery store on Bottrill Street. Rather a clever play on words given Cowaramup's passion for Friesian dairy cattle. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP006


Cowaramup - Margaret Riviera

The Margaret Riviera for gourmet delights from the Margaret River region. The store is on Bottrill Street. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP007


Cowaramup - Settlers Ridge

The Settlers Ridge organic wine store plus South West ComputAble occupy this building. Established in 1992, the design is a replica of the old 1879 Mill Town Store. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP008


Cowaramup - Cows

Just about all over town are cattle statues such as this. The rather clever coat is evidence that it's only a few days until Christmas. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP009


Cowaramup - Cows

A couple more Friesian cows also adorned in their Christmas gear watch passers-by on the main street. All these cows (and there are quite a lot) are a great idea. I'd guess many tourists who may ordinarily just drive through town would stop and take a look and then perhaps patronise some of the local businesses. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP010


Cowaramup - CWA

The local C.W.A. building in Cowaramup. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP011


Cowaramup - Hall

Set a little way down Bottrill Street in the local hall which was established in 1930. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP012


Cowaramup - Church

Adjacent to the Pioneer Park is the Cowaramup St Mary's Anglican Church. The church was constructed in 1929. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP013


Cowaramup - Stone Bridge

Set inside the Pioneer Park is this attractive stone bridge spanning a small stream. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP014


Cowaramup - Old Well

Still in Pioneer Park, here is the 23 Mile Well used by travellers on the Busselton to Karridale track between 1880 and 1930. The Lions Club of Cowaramup restored the well in 1990. 23 miles translates to around 36 kilometres which is the distance between Busselton and Cowaramup. December 2013. Photos Ref: COWP015

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