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Dinninup

A small rural centre in the Shire of Boyup Brook, on the Boyup Brook - Arthur Road, approximately 15 kilometres east of Boyup Brook. The town owes its existence to the construction of the Boyup Brook to Kojonup railway line which passed through what is now the townsite in 1908. Dinninup got its name from the nearby Dinninup Brook. Dinninup station was built in 1910. Gazetting of the town followed 5 years later. The railway line and station have now been removed


 
 
 
 
 

Dinninup - Store

The old Dinninup General Merchant's Store is closed down and a little neglected. It actually looks quite ghostly sitting down there on Dinninup East Road. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN001

 

Dinninup - Brick Hall

Fine and sturdy old brick hall on Dinninup East Road adjacent to the show ground. This was built in 1905. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN002

 

Dinninup - Wooden Hall

Next door to the old brick hall is this later addition. It looks in pretty good shape. This hall was erected in 1920. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN003

 

Dinninup - Wooden Hall

Here is a look inside the hall wooden hall, looking from the front entrance down towards the stage. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN004

 

Dinninup - Two Halls

A look at the two halls, side by side. At the rear of the brick hall is a fibro extension. On the extension is a sign proclaiming that this is the 'Lunch Hall'. At the rear of the wooden hall, another sign reads 'Main Hall'. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN005

 

Dinninup - Showground

This is the entrance to the show ground. UBAS on the gate is Upper Blackwood Agricultural Society. The memorial stone set on the left gate post was placed on 7th November 1961. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN006

 

Dinninup - Showground

In the show ground in this small stand, for obvious use of the Agricultural Society President. To the rear are what appear to be livestock sheds. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN007

 

Dinninup - Teapot House

Towards the west side of town is the rather attractive 'Teapot House' where apparently the owners are avid collectors of teapots. Teapot House appears in several tour itineraries. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN008

 

Dinninup - Paddocks

Rolling paddocks so typical of the area. A little rain in the air today but the land is still pretty barren after a long summer. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN009

 

Dinninup - Rail Bridge

A little to the west of the townsite en route to Boyup Brook is this old wooden rail bridge. This railway line used to go through Dinninup. April 2012. Photos Ref: DINN010


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