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Muchea

A small town located on Brand Highway, a few kms from the Great Northern Highway junction and around 60 kms north of Perth. It's just 13 kms north of Bullsbrook. The name is derived from the Aboriginal word, Muchela. Back in the late 1890's a railways signwriter was thought to have mis-spelt the original name, dropping the 'L' and the new spelling prevailed. George Moore was a local settler in 1845 and he probably lends his name to the Moore River


 
 
   
 
 

Muchea - Garage Shop and Post Office

This is the local garage - shop - post office which is a popular stopping off point for locals and some trucks drivers travelling up and down the Brand Highway. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH001

 

Muchea - Irrigation and Rural Supplies

Next door to the garage is Muchea Irrigation and Rural Supplies. I always like seeing this kind of business - they are so typical of rural Australian country towns. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH002

 

Muchea - Old Well

In front of the garage and adjacent to the highway is this old well. Not used now, but in history this was an important watering place for horses. The well was sunk in 1895. A local consortium refurbished the well in the early 1990's. The well was officially re-opened, complete with plaque, on June 26, 1993. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH003

 

Muchea - Old School Site

This is the site of the old Muchea school - 1905 to 1952. The sign says that all that remains of the building now is the brick fireplace but as this looks like private property now, I didn't go in to find it. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH004

 

Muchea - Hall

The Muchea Hall is located next to the sports grounds. It was built in 1961. Behind here is a tennis centre which looks either new or recently re-furbished. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH005

 

Muchea - Hall

This is the side of the hall which overlooks the sports ground. The looks like a food and drink kiosk which would probably operate on sports days. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH006

 

Muchea - House

This is pretty typical of houses in Muchea. More of a cottage really and looking quite charming. These building blocks are huge with plenty of room for a patch of lawn, fruit trees and a vegetable garden and space for kids to play safely. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH007

 

Muchea - Old Holden

This old 'FJ' 1950's Holden sits outside someone's property. No use in going and knocking at the door asking to buy it though - look at the number plate! July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH008

 

Muchea - Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade

The Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade fire station together with a huge water tank sit on the west side of Brand Highway. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH009

 

Muchea - Railway Lines

This is part of the Perth - Geraldton narrow-gauge line. There was once a railway station building but this has been removed. Now just this crossing maze and a rusty loop-line remain. The main line doesn't look as if it is much used either. July 2011. Photos Ref: MUCH010

 

Muchea - Tony's Place

Tony's Place, just north of Muchea on the Great Northern Highway. A former bottle shop and delicatessen which is now closed. September 2013. Photos Ref: MUCH011


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