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Kondinin

The town of Kondinin is located some 275 kilometres east of Perth. It is medium size-town, a centre for services, retailers and government agencies for the surrounding farming district. The town is within its own Shire, which also encompasses the nearby towns of Hyden and Karlgarin. The railway arrived here in 1915, the same year the town was gazetted. Settlers were in the area earlier. Kondinin is a name of Aboriginal origin but the meaning is obscure


 
 
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Kondinin - Shire Office

On Gordon Street is the premises of the Shire of Kondinin. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND001

 

Kondinin - Town Hall

Around on Jones Street is the Kondinin Town Hall. The front section of the hall is very recent. It was opened in 2010. The rear of the hall, you can see the old brickwork, is decades older, dating back to 1934. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND002

 

Kondinin - Holloway's Shop

Adjacent to the Town Hall is this old building constructed in 1925. This was originally Henderson's Newsagency. It was later a cafe, small goods shop, and then a billiards salon. More recently this has been used as Holloway's hardware. Atop is written K.W. & Y.L. Holloway, Builder & Supplier, Phone 891130. A six-digit phone number would go back to the 1970's. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND003

 

Kondinin - Community Resource Centre

The Community Resource Centre on Gordon Street. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND004

 

Kondinin - Shops

Here is the main shopping area. This row of shops is on Gordon Street. This building contains six shops and was known as West's Shops, built between 1925 and 1928. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND005

 

Kondinin - Hardware Store

This is the premises of Kondinin Hardware on Rankin Street. The business is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. This appears to be the former Smeeds Commercial Bank, constructed in 1925. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND006

 

Kondinin - Hostel

On Rankin Street is this building which is a former hostel. This was built in 1928. It has been known as Mon Repose Hostel and also Jermyn's Hostel. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND007

 

Kondinin - Post Office

Kondinin Post Office 6367 on Jones Street. This was constructed in 1923. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND008

 

Kondinin - Rankin Street

A view looking along Rankin Street. The former hostel is in the foreground. Further along you can see the hardware shop then beyond that is the old tyre store. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND009

 

Kondinin - Tyre Store

This used to be a tyre store. Up the top you can still make out Beaurepaires. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND010

 

Kondinin - Old Shop

A former shop at 37 Rankin Street. This appears to be a private residence now. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND011

 

Kondinin - Butchers

This is a more recent building, probably constructed in the 1960's. It is the Butchery and Bakery although looks closed and deserted now. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND012

 

Kondinin - Hotel

The modern-looking Kondinin Hotel on the corner of Rankin and Gordon Streets. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND013

 

Kondinin - Garage

You don't see too many Golden Fleece service stations anymore. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND014

 

Kondinin - Uniting Church

Uniting Church in Australia, Kondinin Church. The Foundation Stone was laid by Moderator Rev. A. C. Eadie, on December 8th, 1956. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND015

 

Kondinin - Anglican Church

St Peter's Anglican Church. The Foundation Stone was laid by Ralph, Bishop of Bunbury, on July 29th, 1959. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND016

 

Kondinin - Catholic Church

The former Catholic Church. It is in a rather sad state of repair and is currently up for sale. The Foundation Stone was laid by the Reverends R. Prendiville and P. Sheridan on August 15th, 1934. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND017

 

Kondinin - Railway Station

The railway station complete with sign adjacent to the tracks. This would have been erected in about 1915. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND018

 

Kondinin - Railway Goods Shed

A former goods shed sits in the railway yard. It dates back to 1921. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND019

 

Kondinin - Railway Yard

The Kondinin rail yard. The line runs down here from Narembeen. The track south to Kulin seems intact but the line is closed. April 2015. Photos Ref: KOND020


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