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Gnowangerup

Originally gazetted at Ngowangerupp in 1908, locals had this changed to the current spelling in 1913. Gnowangerup is some 358 kilometres south-east of Perth and 61 kilometres east of Katanning. A rail line was constructed from Tambellup to Gnowangerup in 1912. This was extended to Ongerup in 1913. Rain traffic ceased in 1957. The town provides services to surrounding farms, which mainly produce wheat, and is the seat of the Shire of Gnowangerup


 
 
   
 
 

Gnowangerup - Welcome Sign

This Gnowangerup welcome sign is just a little west of the town. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW001

 

Gnowangerup - Hall

The 1923 Memorial Hall on Yougenup Street. The Foundation Stone was laid by Michael Corbett Esq. JP, on February 10th, 1923. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW002

 

Gnowangerup - Post Office

On the main street, Yougenup Street, is the local post office which was erected in 1918. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW003

 

Gnowangerup - Ambulance Depot

This small row of buildings just off the main street on the west side was once an Ambulance depot. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW004

 

Gnowangerup - NAB

Since 1910 the NAB has been going strong in town. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW005

 

Gnowangerup - ANZ

A newsagency and ANZ Bank on the main street. The bank building was constructed in 1915 as the Bank of Australasia. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW006

 

Gnowangerup - Butchers

Sadler's butcher's shop stands out on Yougenup Street. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW007

 

Gnowangerup - Salon

This pair of old shops on the main street - New Look Salon and Elite Computer Services - now seem to be private residences. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW008

 

Gnowangerup - Hairdressers

Again on the main street is this pair of old shops currently housing Brigitte Leigh's Hair & Beauty Salon. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW009

 

Gnowangerup - Historic Centre

Towards the western end of the main street is the Historic Centre. These look like old school rooms. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW010

 

Gnowangerup - Printers

The Gnowangerup Star printers and publishers seemingly still going strong after all these years. The building was erected in 1915. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW011

 

Gnowangerup - Bank of NSW Building

The former Bank of NSW, constructed in 1929, is now used by the local Shire. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW012

 

Gnowangerup - Yougenup Street

One view down Yougenup Street. You can see the Star newspaper building with the NAB along just a bit. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW013

 

Gnowangerup - Yougenup Street

Another view along Yougenup Street. This is the reverse of the above with IGA in the foreground, then on to the NAB and the Star building. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW014

 

Gnowangerup - Hotel

The fine looking Gnowangerup Hotel on Allerdyce Street. This would date back to the time the town was established. It has been so re-modelled over the years that only about half of the original building remains. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW015

 

Gnowangerup - Masonic Hall

This is the former Agricultural Hall erected in 1910. In 1924 the building was sold to the Freemasons. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW016

 

Gnowangerup - Anglican Church

St Margaret's Anglican Church, Gnowangerup. This is no Foundation Stone on the building. This is on Yougenup Street and was built in 1930. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW017

 

Gnowangerup - Church

This little church is totally unmarked though it appears to be the former Methodist Church constructed in 1923. Apparently these days it is used as a meeting place by the local Brethren Community. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW018

 

Gnowangerup - War Memorial

The Gnowangerup war memorial. Lest We Forget. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW019

 

Gnowangerup - Craft Centre - Old Police Station

This is the former Police Station - 1912 to 1965 - which is now the Gnowangerup Arts & Crafts Centre. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW020

 

Gnowangerup - Railway

The once proud railway literally comes to a dead end. Apart from what you see, there is nothing left here now. December 2016. Photos Ref: GNOW021


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