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Highbury

Highbury is a small town on the Great South Highway about 15 kms south of Narrogin. Upon establishment in 1905 it was named Wolwolling which is of Aboriginal origin and was the name already given to the railway siding. There was confusion with towns with similar sounding names so in 1905 locals proposed a change to Linton but this was rejected. In 1906 locals successfully nominated Highbury. This most likely comes from an English town name


 
 
   
 
 

Highbury - Store

The first General Store was established in Highbury in 1902. The pictured building is the second, constructed in 1945. February 2013. Photos Ref: HIGH001

 

Highbury - Tavern

The Highbury Tavern previously known at the Highbury Hotel. This was the first brick building in town and was erected back in 1904. February 2013. Photos Ref: HIGH002

 

Highbury - Highway

A view looking south down the Great Southern Highway. February 2013. Photos Ref: HIGH003

 

Highbury - Railway

The railway which passes through town forms a part of the Great Southern line which runs from Perth to Albany via York. A rail mishap occurred here in 1992 causing enough damage for Cooperative Bulk Handling to close their Highbury depot. February 2013. Photos Ref: HIGH004

 

Highbury - Hall

The Highbury Hall on the corner of Wilson and Burley Streets. This was constructed in 1906 and therefore post-dates the hotel by some two years. February 2013. Photos Ref: HIGH005

 

Highbury - Houses

These are a couple of Highbury houses. The town is fairly light on with shopping but Narrogin is only about a ten-minutes drive away. Highbury lies within the Shire of Narrogin. February 2013. Photos Ref: HIGH006


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