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Maddington

Maddington is a semi-industrial and semi-residential suburb straddling the busy Albany Highway between Cannington to the north and Gosnells to the south. This land was originally acquired in 1829 by Captain John Hobbs (a maritime captain) and later taken over by John Randall Phillips in or about 1832. It was in that year he named the property Maddington Farm probably after a London borough of the same name. The railway station was constructed circa 1900


 
 
   
 
 

Maddington - Borich/Maras Winery

A landmark, sturdy-looking winery shop on Albany Highway, on the west side, not far from Kelvin Road. This is the Borich/Maras Winery and this building was erected in 1930. Apparently the business has been in continuous operation by the same family ever since then. The sign on the wall regarding VT Cafe is simply an advertisment for a shop next door. February 2022. Photos Ref: MADD001

 

Maddington - Pinjarra Bakery

Again on the west side of Albany Highway just north of Kelvin Road is this colourful, black and white Pinjarra Bakery. They also have stores in Pinjarra, Waroona and Port Kennedy and have a reputation of producing superior quality goods. This bakery has been here since about 2015. A prior building tenant was Europa Saddlery. February 2022. Photos Ref: MADD002

 

Maddington - Tavern

On Radiata Street, at the rear of the Maddington Village Shopping Centre, is the Maddington Tavern. February 2022. Photos Ref: MADD003

 

Maddington - St Luke's Anglican Church

At the corner of Westfield Street and Sheoak Road. is St Luke's Anglican Church. This replaced an earlier 1926 St Lukes which was located on Albany Highway and was destroyed by fire in 1987. February 2022. Photos Ref: MADD004

 

Maddington - Train Station

Near Kelvin Road over on the east side of Albany Highway is the small but functional suburban Maddington rail stop on the Armadale line. I seem to recall a far more substantial station building here years ago. From 1895 to 1952 a spur line ran from Maddington to Canning Park Racecourse which was about 700 metres away. Racing ceased there back in the 1960's. February 2022. Photos Ref: MADD005

 

Maddington - Attfield Tavern

The Attfield Tavern on Attfield Street. A fairly typical modern hotel design but then not many these days are a patch on those from the old days for many reasons. Same as most buildings. So it goes. January 2012. Photos Ref: MADD006


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