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Dangin

A tiny community seven or eight kilometres west of Quairading, on the York - Quairading Road. Once quite a decent sized community, some historic buildings survive as does the town, albeit in a downsized manner. A railway siding was first approved for here in 1907. Early settler (1850's), Mr Edward Read Parker, had a nearby farm called Dangin from which the town name came. The name is of Aboriginal origin. The townsite was gazetted as recently as 1959


 
 
   
 
 

Dangin - Mr Wheat Grain

I don't know what his name is but this wheat grain character seems to be all over the Shire of Quairading which is really not surprising as it is the principle product of the area. This fellow lives at Dangin. January 2012. Photos Ref: DANG001

 

Dangin - Western Australian Bank Building

The former Western Australian Bank building, Dangin is now a craft shop. This was erected in 1934. It is on the road parallel to the York - Quairading Road, and visible from that road. January 2012. Photos Ref: DANG002

 

Dangin - Old Temperance Hotel Site

This sign makes interesting reading. The Temperance Hotel was completed in 1910 but was demolished in 1950. During the hotel's life, it was never licensed to serve alcohol and never did. Hence the name. January 2012. Photos Ref: DANG003

 

Dangin - Old Church

Away from the main road area in this former Methodist Church. A wooden church was built on this site in 1911 but was replaced by this one in 1927. The Foundation Stone was laid by Mrs E. C. Johnston on 3rd August 1927. January 2012. Photos Ref: DANG004

 

Dangin - Old Church

Another view of the old Methodist Church. January 2012. Photos Ref: DANG005

 

Dangin - Old Car in Church Yard

Scattered around the church yard are all sorts of bits of machinery etc and by the look of them, they have been here for many years. January 2012. Photos Ref: DANG006

 

Dangin - Church Manse

Adjacent to the church and built in 1927 (at the same time as the church) is the Manse. It looks to be a private home now. January 2012. Photos Ref: DANG007


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