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Manjimup

The first town of Manjimupp was established in 1903, however this was moved to its present location some 5 kms west to where the rail line terminus had been built. The original Manjimupp townsite is now known as Balbarrup. The new townsite was gazetted in 1910 and the name changed to Manjimup in 1915 (dropping the double P). Manjimup is some 304 road kilometres south of Perth and is an important fruit growing and processing centre


 
 
   
 
 

Manjimup - Welcome Sign

The Manjimup town welcome sign. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ001

 

Manjimup - Wooden Town Sign

These logs and cross-beam have supported "Manjimup" for decades. This is located on the main highway approaching from the north. The Shire of Manjimup Heritage Inventory (2008) states that the construction date is unknown. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ002

 

Manjimup - Coronation Park

Coronation Park is in front of the railway station. Opened in 1953, the park was named after Anne McKay (1890 - 1984) who was a prominent local citizen and civic leader. It is coincidental that the coronation of Elizabeth II also occurred in that year. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ003

 

Manjimup - Railway Station

Preserved but certainly not the original railway station. The original would have been made of timber, not brick. This building appears to be of 1950's or 1960's vintage. Like many former railway stations in the country, this one is now used as the Visitor Centre. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ004

 

Manjimup - Railway Station

A look "track-side" down the length of the railway station. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ005

 

Manjimup - Log Haulage

Next to the station is this giant device which would have been used for hauling trees cut down in the forest off to the saw-mills. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ006

 

Manjimup - Grape Stomper

The rather curious sculpture on a street corner is entitled "The Grape Stomper". It was conceived and designed by Kearnan College year 9 students, who also assisted in carving it. The plaque neglects to state which year it was completed and erected. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ007

 

Manjimup - Giblett Street

A view south down the main shopping area on Giblett Street. Shops first appeared on this street around 1910 and the majority that exist today were constructed in the 1920's and late 1930's (post-depression). October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ008

 

Manjimup - Giblett Street

Another view looking down Giblett Street and again south, but from a more southerly point. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ009

 

Manjimup - Chinese Restaurant

The Manjimup Chinese Restaurant on Giblett Street. This is a former garage and you can still see the word "Ford" etched into the upper section on the front of the building. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ010

 

Manjimup - Hotel

The clean lines of the Manjimup Hotel grace the northern section of Giblett Street. The hotel was constructed around 1912 and was one of the first buildings in town. The hotel underwent significant re-modelling in both the 1930's and 1970's so quite probably what you see in this photo would barely resemble the original structure. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ011

 

Manjimup - Urban Art

Manjimup Youth Urban Art, Blyth Way. The community artist was Gavin Walker who had the help six other young artists. This depicts urban and rural activities in the region. The plaque does not state when this work was completed. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ012

 

Manjimup - Manjimup Motors

Manjimup Motors, True Value Hardware and the Manjimup Bakery line the main street. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ013

 

Manjimup - Community Resource Centre

The Community Resource Centre on Rose Street. This was constructed as a residence in the 1930's. For some years the premises were used as a doctor's surgery. The Centre was opened by Premier David Brand on 8th July, 1961. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ014

 

Manjimup - National Australia Bank

The sturdy National Australia Bank branch sits on the main street. This was constructed circa 1930's. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ015

 

Manjimup - Post Office

The Manjimup Post Office looks like a fairly recent building. Nice clean lines. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ016

 

Manjimup - Shire Office

Shire of Manjimup administration centre and hall. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ017

 

Manjimup - RSL Hall

The RSL Manjimup Sub-Branch building. This was constructed in 1939 and was opened by A. Yeates, Esq. on the 16th September of that year. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ018

 

Manjimup - CWA

The local Country Women's Association building painted in their customary blue livery. This building was constructed in 1934 in another location and was moved here in 1954. In 1954 the front brick verandah was also added. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ019

 

Manjimup - War Memorial

This war memorial is located at the front of the railway station. You can see the log haulage device in the background. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ020

 

Manjimup - Baptist Church

The Manjimup Baptist Church was constructed in 1927 originally as a Seventh Day Adventist Church. The current main church (a later brick extension) is behind the pictured building. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ021

 

Manjimup - Community Church

Warren Valley Community Church is located is what looks like a former factory or garage. This is on the main street. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ022

 

Manjimup - Uniting Church

Manjimup Uniting Church on Bath Street. The church and hall were built circa 1930's. October 2014. Photos Ref: MANJ023


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