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Dandaragan

The small town of Dandaragan is located on the Cataby and Moora Roads, 18 kms east of the Brand Highway and some 35 kms west of Moora. In 1850 Mr James Drummond settled in the district and the town name was coined about that time. An alternative spelling has been Dandaraga. It took until 1958, after a hundred years of settlement, that the town was finally gazetted. The seat of the Shire of Dandaragan is actually over on the coast in Jurien Bay


 
 
   
 
 

Dandaragan - Welcome Sign

Dandaragan, Redgum Country, welcomes travellers. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG001

 

Dandaragan - Road to Church

An avenue of fine trees leads down to St Anne's Anglican Church. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG002

 

Dandaragan - Anglican Church

St Anne's Anglican church, Dandaragan. This building was opened in 1888 as the local school but closed on and off over the years due to low enrolments. The rear rooms were added circa 1900 as teacher accommodation. In those days it was also used as a dance and meeting hall and also served as an unofficial church. In 1962 the building was consecrated as St Anne's Anglican Church. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG003

 

Dandaragan - Store

The Dandaragan Store, which is also the post office and town's fuel merchant, sits alongside the main road running through town. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG004

 

Dandaragan - Store Wall Pictures

Paintings depicting life and activities in the Shire of Dandaragan adorn the eastern wall of the store. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG005

 

Dandaragan - Former Post Office

To the left of the Store is this fine old stone building facing the main road. This is the former post and telegraph office which was erected in 1885-1886. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG006

 

Dandaragan - Primary School

The front of the Dandaragan Primary School viewed from the main street. The school was opened in 1952. Many of the school buildings were relocated here from Merkanooka. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG007

 

Dandaragan - Primary School

The main class room building at the school. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG008

 

Dandaragan - Library

The Public Library and Community Resource Centre on the main street. December 2015. Photos Ref: DNRG009


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