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Lake Grace

The town of Lake Grace is located on the Dumbleyung - Newdegate Road and close to Lake Grace North and South. The Wagin to Kulin railway passes through town. Lake Grace is some 350 road kilometres south-east of Perth. The town takes its name from the nearby lakes which in turn take their name from Grace Brockman (nee Bussell), wife of Surveyor-General Frederick Brockman. Settlement commenced here in 1911 and the town was gazetted in 1916


 
 
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Lake Grace - Road Causeway

Heading east, the Dumbleyung to Lake Grace road and rail cross this causeway which is towards the northern end of Lake Grace North. This is around 10 kilometres west of the Lake Grace townsite. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR001

 

Lake Grace - Flying Doctor

At the western end of town, this aircraft serves as a memorial to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR002

 

Lake Grace - Hotel

On the main street (Stubbs Street) the Lake Grace Hotel glows in the afternoon sunlight. The hotel was built in 1924. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR003

 

Lake Grace - Westpac

On the opposite road corner to the hotel is the Westpac Building. This was built in 1929 as the Bank of NSW. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR004

 

Lake Grace - Post Office

Lake Grace post office, post-code 6353. Those coils of wire at the front are not real - they are sculptures and there are others around town. The post office was built in 1926. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR005

 

Lake Grace - War Memorial Library

A rather curious War Memorial. This one takes the shape of this building. It was erected in 1954 and is in fact the War Memorial Library. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR006

 

Lake Grace - Slarkes Building

Slarkes Building on Stubbs Street. This was built in 1922 as Malcolm's Store and remained so until 1927. Thence a number of businesses including Johnson & Co., a Red Cross Shop, Martens Agencies, the town's first self service store, a newsagency and also several residentials used the premises. Since 1995, this has been Rosie's Coffee Shop. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR007

 

Lake Grace - Shire Hall

The Lake Grace Shire Hall. The front section shown in the picture is a relatively new addition. Behind is the old hall which was built in 1930. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR008

 

Lake Grace - McMahons Buildings

McMahons Buildings is on the main street and was erected in 1928. Beyond is Brandenburg Buildings (1923). These have had such a diversity of occupants over the years, including a bakers, hairdresser, tobacconist, saddler, butcher, chemist, cafes, R&I Bank, gift shop and the Australian Wheat Board. Some history. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR009

 

Lake Grace - Motor Garage

This building on Stubbs Street now appears to be unoccupied. On the vacant lot to the right once existed a motor garage and showroom (1927 - 1968). April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR010

 

Lake Grace - Anglican Church

The Anglican Parish Church of St Anne. The Foundation Stone was laid by Ralph Gordon, Fifth Bishop of Bunbury, on March 16th, 1958. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR011

 

Lake Grace - Anglican Parish Centre

Next door to St Anne's Church is the Anglican Parish Centre. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR012

 

Lake Grace - Catholic Church

Maria Regina Catholic Church, Lake Grace. Today preparing for Easter services. The Foundation Stone was laid by L. J. Goody, Bishop of Bunbury, on July 31st, 1955. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR013

 

Lake Grace - Uniting Church

Uniting Church, Lake Grace. There is no Foundation Stone. This was built as a Methodist Church in 1920. The front porch was added in 1931. In 1978 the interior of the building was destroyed by fire however the exterior remained intact. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR014

 

Lake Grace - Toyota Dealership

This vacant building appears to have once been the local Toyota dealership. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR015

 

Lake Grace - Main Street

A late-afternoon view looking east down the main street. Foreground is the hotel. You can see the Westpac Bank and further along, Rosie's Coffee Shop (Slarkes Building). April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR016

 

Lake Grace - Main Street

Another view looking east down Stubbs Street this time taking in the IGA and Rosie's Coffee Shop. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR017

 

Lake Grace - Railway Station

Lake Grace railway station built in 1924. It is all still very functional, even the wash rooms still work. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR018

 

Lake Grace - Railway Goods Shed

A former railways good shed alongside the Lake Grace yard. This dates back to 1924. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR019

 

Lake Grace - Rail Yard

At sunset, the railway line disappears off on its journey to Dumbleyung. April 2015. Photos Ref: LKGR020


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